Cruachúiseach Cowl by Keli McMahon
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Cruachúiseach Cowl

March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
215 - 218 yards (197 - 199 m)
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Cruachúiseach is an old Irish word with positive connotations, meaning tough and hardy, and would refer to somebody who has the capacity to withstand, to endure, to take punishment and to keep going, i.e. a survivor. Pronounced KHRUA-KHOOSHukh – the ‘h’ is added in ‘chruachúiseach’ after feminine words. The cowl itself is created with a superwash worsted weight yarn, and the cowl is meant to stand up against blustery windy days. At the same time, there is a delightful element of squishiness as the yarn is knit up and it feels comfortable and warm against skin. This cowl was designed with variegated yarn colorways in mind. Often, many people love looking at yarn colorways but are unsure of how to incorporate them into a workable piece that not only shows off the colorway but also the design.

This cowl is worked in the round on a size #8 US needle, 24 inches long.