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Construction Site Cowl

Knitting
April 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
650 yards (594 m)
One size
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Construction site is a cute & squashy striped cowl featuring a built in I-cord-edge on one side and an applied garter stitch edge with bobbles and – if chosen – some basic embroidery.

The colors were inspired by a construction site nearby my house – thus the name. The finished cowl reminds me of the Baltic Sea and an old fashioned candy store.

Finished Measurements: 61 ins (circumference), 17 ins (deep)
Yarn: Any worsted yarn about 200 yards/100 g will do! Sample used the fabulous merino-alpaca-silk blend Organ-ik by The Fiber Company: MC: 280 yards (Arctic Tundra) CC1: 190 yards (Aquatic Forest) CC2: 190 yards (Magma)
Gauge: 16-18 sts per 4 ins
Needles & notions: US10/6mm circular needle, 47 ins and 24 ins, 1 stitch-marker, tapestry needle

Thank you to my fabulous test knitters: siewclark, nattiknitter, prizebird, catebrassington, lindseymac, Orinoco, as well as my lovely proof reader anairb —you really made this pattern work!