Coppelia by Hilary Smith Callis


July 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
21.5”/ 54.5 cm circumference at top opening; 21”/ 53.5 cm height at center; 39”/ 99 cm circumference at bottom opening
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Coppelia is a substantial shawl-cowl hybrid with pretty stripes and simple construction. It begins as a semi- circular shawl but is joined to work in the round to create a cowl with the appearance of a shawl wrapped a few times around the neck. Simple, clean Stockinette stripes knit up quickly in two skeins of a worsted or aran weight yarn, and an i-cord bind off nicely finishes the bottom edge. Pretty and soft around the neck, Coppelia can also be pulled down over the shoulders in chillier climes.

Note: Coppelia comes in just one size, but the width can easily be altered by changing the number of stitches added in the increase rows after joining to work in the round.

Specific Yarn Requirements:
The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran (55% Extra Fine Superwash Merino, 20% Mulberry Silk, 15% Yak; 220 yds/ 201 m per 115g); 1 skein in Rapunzel (gold) for MC and 1 skein in Plie (pink) for CC
Or, 220 yds/ 200 m each of two colors of worsted or aran weight yarn

US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Technical editing by Tana Pageler.

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