Cashmere Perle by Plucky Knitter Design
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Cashmere Perle

Knitting
December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Perle Pattern (gauge isn't critical for this pattern)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
157 - 249 yards (144 - 228 m)
One Size
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Cashmere… I just can’t get enough of it! Held single, double, even triple, it’s just amazing! The idea for this cowl, was to create a shape that simply slips over your head and hugs your neck with luxury, while the stitch pattern mimics a strand of pearls.

Within this pattern you’ll find that the yarn is held double throughout and the needle size changes as you knit, creating a fabric that is squishy yet has just the right amount of drape.

Many other Plucky yarns will work fabulously with this pattern as well; Snug Worsted, Primo Aran, or Traveler Aran can be held singly. Or you can mix bases too, like perhaps, Traveler Sport and Primo Fingering, Bello Worsted and Sophisticate, or Primo Worsted and Oxford, just to name a few!


YARN
• Plucky Cashmere Sport Weight, 100% cashmere;
285 yds, 2 skeins Apprx 157 (199, 249) yds.
Colorway shown: High Cotton.

Note: Yarn held double throughout.

MATERIALS
• The needle size for this project gradually increases,
beginning with the smallest size, on a 16” or 24”
circular needle; 7, 8, 9, 10, & 10.5
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch marker

GAUGE
• 20st/4in in pattern on a size 8 needle;
exact gauge isn’t critical.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• 18” circumference and the top is 16”
and gradually moves to 22.5”


This afternoon I was informed that this pattern is similar to another patternSnuggle Cowl* that was published recently. Please know it’s a complete coincidence.*

While there are similarities (that great stitch pattern!) there are differences in gauge/yarn usage/shape. Please be assured that the concept was authentic and original. One can never have too many cowls and I do believe there are differences between the two patterns and encourage you to try them both on for size!