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Causal Nexus

Knitting
September 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch colourwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
One size
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Causal Nexus cowl is worked in the round as a seamless tube. The ends of the cowl are grafted together at the end to form a perfect ring. The charted colourwork section combines three easy stitch patterns and lends the project a rich heritage feel.

The pattern is knitted in Malabrigo Sock, a beautiful fingering weight yarn that comes in many colours.

Difficulty
Intermediate - stranded colourwork, knitting in the round, grafting.

Finished Measurements
Approximately 6 3/4 in / 17 cm wide and 22 in / 56 cm circumference.

Yarn
Malabrigo Sock (100% pure superwash merino wool, 100g / 440 yds / 395 m) #803 Ochre (MC) and #811 Eggplant (CC), 1 skein each.

Gauge
26 sts and 32 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in St st using 3.25mm (US 3) needles, measured after light blocking without stretching. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.

Needles and Notions
Size 3.25mm (US 3) set of needles for small circumference knitting in the round. The cowl can be worked on a short circular needle or a set of double pointed needles in the round, or on a longer circular needle in a magic loop.
Spare needle in the same or a smaller size for holding stitches while grafting.
Stitch marker, 2 removable markers, waste yarn, 3mm (US D) crochet hook, and tapestry needle.