Blackstone River Hood by Ellen Mason
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Blackstone River Hood

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)

The Blackstone River Hood is a versatile winter layer, shielding one’s ears and neck from the cold when worn up, and serving as a relaxed cowl when worn down. The generous fit leaves plenty of room for a ponytail or bun. Constructed from the top down, the side stitches are picked up from the top cable, worked back and forth, and then joined in the round.

Yarn:
• Ball and Skein “Willoughby”(75% Merino/ 15% Cashmere/10% Silk; 230 yards/100 grams), 2 skeins. Shown in “Oceana” colorway.
• 30-50 yards of contrast color, any make, for pompom.

Needles/Notions:
• US#6/4mm & US#7/4.5mm 24” circular needles.
• US#7/4.5mm 40” circular needle.
Or size needed to get gauge.
• Stitch markers.
• Tapestry needle.

Gauge:
• 21 stitches/27 rows=4” in stockinette stitch.
• 24 stitches/27 rows=4” in cable stitch.

Size:
• Small (Medium, Large). Finished measurements around base of cowl: 19 3⁄4”(23”, 26”).