Crux Cowl by Laura Nelkin

Crux Cowl

September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 - 250 yards (133 - 229 m)
Small (Large)
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: 18 (22)“ (45.5 56cm) around x 10½ (15)” (26.5 38cm) high

Worked in the round, the Crux Cowl alternates the elongated Criss-Cross stitch with twisted and dropped stitches to create a fabric of textural columns. The pattern includes two sizes, since sometimes a taller cowl is just what the doctor ordered!

Ever since Kate Gilbert released her infamous Clapotis scarf, I have been drawn to designs with dropped stitches. While designing the stitch for this cowl I suddenly realized it would be a blast to incorporate them. My absolute favorite part is watching the fabric open up as the stitches are dropped. Addictive, to be sure!