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Checkered Cowl

Knitting
August 2013
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
27.5 stitches and 42.5 rows = 4 inches in in Dropped stitch pattern, after dropping stitches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 yards (604 m)
About 48 " (122 cm) in circumference and 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) wide.

Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s fascination with linear texture provided the main inspiration for the intersecting welts and dropped stitches that give a “checkerboard” look to this unusual cowl. She added color stripes for more visual complexity and interest. Worked at a flat rectangle, the piece begins with a provisional cast-on that is joined to the last row of knitting with the Kitchener stitch to form a seamless loop. To minimize the number of ends to weave in, the unused color is carried along the selvedge and twisted around the working yarn until it is needed again.

For more information, see: http://www.interweavestore.com/scarf-style-2