Cointreau by Thea Colman


December 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette. In cable pattern, 1 repeat = 4"/10cm wide.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
215 - 350 yards (197 - 320 m)
32(40)"/81.25(101.5)cm around, 7.5"(19cm) deep
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My favorite kind of accessory - one skein, and addictive repeat, and minimal finishing. It’s portable, easier than it looks, and super satisfying.

A flowy, undulating cable motif with dropped stitches adds dramatic drape, light, and texture to this versatile cowl. It can be worn folded over for a polished and more contained look, or left open to fall at will for a more fluid accent piece. The stitch pattern looks hard, but is easy to work and yields a complex and sophisticated cable that really complements a gorgeous handdyed yarn such as this one.

Dani of Sunshine Yarns has hit the perfect orange with this Heirloom Tomato colorway, and her sport weight merino makes a soft and cozy cowl.

The pattern is easy to modify for either length or width, and directions are included to make a longer or wider cowl if desired.

If substituting yarn, note that the softer your fiber, the more the dropped stitches in cables will open up when cowl is worn. With a subtly vareigated yarn such as this, the texture shows off the slight color shifts beautifully.

You can see some great FOs already on Ravelry!