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Coriolis Hat & Infinity Cowl

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Knitting
July 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in k2p2 ribbing using US 5, not stretched
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 440 yards (201 - 402 m)
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Hat: 10.5” tall, 24” circumference at the widest point (lightly blocked, not stretched); approx 220 yards of any worsted weight yarn
Cowl: 7” wide, 60” long (lightly blocked, not stretched); approx 220 yards of any worsted weight yarn

The rotation of the Earth creates an interesting effect on free moving objects on the planet; it forces winds to shift towards the right or left, forming clouds into coiled, spiral-like shapes. This phenomenon, called the Coriolis Effect, served as the inspiration for this hat and cowl set.

The spiraling pattern is achieved by combining yarn overs with simple decreases; it is easy to memorize and suitable even for a beginner lace knitter. The lace is very elastic making both accessories stretchy enough to accommodate a large range of sizes and easy to customize just by working a different number of pattern repeats.

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