Danica Cowl by Katy H. Carroll
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Danica Cowl

Knitting
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked and measured over central motif
US 4 - 3.5 mm
385 yards (352 m)
One size, but length can be easily adjusted
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Squishy from Anzula is so aptly named — soft and luxurious, it begs to be worn around the neck. This tall cowl has a gentle flare at the base to ensure nice coverage around the neck, and it can be worn either slouched down or folded inside itself. Most of the cables can be easily worked without a cable needle, and Danica can be combined with any of the other pieces in The Virescent Collection to create a coordinating set.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Anzula Squishy, one skein — 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 385 yds (352 m) to 114 g. Shown in colorway Avacado. Sample shown used approximately 385 yds (352 m).

Sizing:
21” (53 cm) around cowl body and 22.5” (57 cm) around base, 12” (30.5 cm) high. Repeats can be easily added to or subtracted from height.

Gauge:
36 sts and 37 rows to 4” in cable pattern, centered over large motif, washed and blocked. (Gauge may seem tight, but remember that cables do pull in fabric significantly.)

Needles:
US 4 (3.5 mm) cable needles, both 24” and 16”lengths

PLEASE NOTE: I knit very tightly. I actually used a US 5 (3.75 mm) needle to achieve this gauge, but knitters who are typically “on gauge” will likely wish to use a US 4 (3.5 mm) needle. Very loose knitters will likely wish to use a US 3 (3.25 mm) needle. Changes in gauge will affect finished size and amount of yarn used.

Other Materials:
Ten stitch markers (one to indicate beg. of round, four to mark pattern repeats, five to mark slipped sts), cable needle in appropriate size, tapestry needle.

Skills Needed:
Knitting in the round, cabling, ribbing