Camerado by Bonnie Sennott
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Camerado

Knitting
October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in lace chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 - 1050 yards (503 - 960 m)
M, L
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Wear it as a single long loop or double it around your neck—however you style it, the Camerado Cowl’s textured mix of slipped stitches and lace is both pretty and warm. One of three designs in the Open Road Collection, the cowl can be knit in either a medium/standard size (about 54 inches/137 cm circumference) or an extra long/wide version (68 inches/173 cm).

Inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road,” the collection includes a coordinating sweater, mitts, and cowl that can be worn separately or together on your outdoor adventures.

“Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?”
—Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”

Sizes: Medium and Large

Finished (blocked) measurements:
Medium: 8.5 inches/22 cm wide by 54 inches/137 cm circumference
Large: 13.25 inches/34 cm wide by 68 inches/173 cm circumference

Yarn/Yardage:
Medium: 550 yds/503 m fingering weight yarn. The medium sample was knit with 3 skeins of Quince & Co. Finch 100% American wool; 221yd/202m per 50g skein in Kumlien’s Gull.
Large: 1,050 yds/960 m fingering weight yarn. The large sample was knit with 5 skeins of Quince & Co. Finch 100% American wool; 221yd/202m per 50g skein in Egret.

Needles and Notions:
--US #4/3.50mm needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--Crochet hook in size G/4.0 mm, smooth waste yarn, spare knitting needle for three-needle bind off, tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional)

Construction:
Worked flat from a provisional cast-on. After the finished piece is blocked, the live stitches at the beginning and end are joined using the three-needle bind-off.

Gauge:
29 sts/32 rows = 4”/10 cm in lace pattern (Camerado Chart C) after blocking
To save time, check gauge.

Stitch patterns are presented in both written form and charts.