Cuckoo by Karen Robinson


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
290 yards (265 m)
24" (61 cm) circumference and 7" (18 cm) tall
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The cuckoo is a bird that didn’t have the best reputation in the Middle Ages. It was seen as a selfish bird because it laid its eggs in the nests of other birds, leaving those other birds to raise the young cuckoos. In this cowl, the cables steal in and out of one another rather than staying in a straight line, just like a cuckoo stealing in and out of another bird’s nest.

Round Table Yarns Gawain (100% superwash merino, 400 yds/366 m per 100 g): 1 skein (sample uses colorway Damsel); or approximately 290 yds/265 m of another fingering weight yarn (yarn with a tight twist recommended)

US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

32 stitches and 40 rounds over 4” (10 cm) in stockinette in the round, blocked
(One chart repeat measures just under 3.5 inches wide)

Finished Measurements
24” (61 cm) circumference and 7” (18 cm) tall

Thank You
Thank you to my test knitters (acsparky89, Claude, h2otowngirl, and Manda-B) who provided valuable feedback. Thank you to Sarah Walworth for tech editing and copy editing, Brad Barton for modeled photography, Erin Crawford for modeling, and Elizabeth Green for layout/graphic design.

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