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Carrock Cowl

Ninja8tofu Designs
Knitting
January 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
one size
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The color of the yarn combined with the texture of the cables got me thinking of stones and Tolkien. The Carrock is a stony eyot (a small island) in the upper reaches of the River Anduin in Tolkien lore. The name Carrock was a bit of a joke by Tolkien in that, in Anglo-Saxon, the word car means “rock”.

This cowl is worked at a tighter gauge than “normal” for this yarn. This produces a warm, thick, cuddly cowl. It could be worked with a lighter weight yarn at the same gauge for a lighter cowl with more drape.

The length of the cowl can be altered by more or less repeats of the middle section of the cable chart.

Finished Measurements (0ne size)
Circumference around base 33”
Circumference around middle 25”
Circumference around top 24”
Height 12”

Materials
Malabrigo Rastita 100% Merino; 310
yards per 100 grams
; 2 skeins
Color used: Plomo

Gauge (washed and blocked)
26 sts and 34 rows in 4 inches of stockinette

Cable gauge (washed and blocked)
28 sts and 40 rows in cable pattern

Needles
1-US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 or 32-inch circular.
1-US 2/2.75mm circular needle, 20 or 24-inch circular.
Or needle size to obtain gauge

Notions
stitch marker