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Double Duty Cowl

Knitting
January 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
One size
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I just love a project that results in an accessory that gives me lots of versatility. This cowl is just such a project.

If you choose to wear it without blocking, it creates a warm, lofty, very textural cowl that fits more closely around the neck.

Block it out to open up the lace and you’ll have a lovely and light cowl that also can be worn as a hood.

Because of the knit and purl patterning of the lace, when it is blocked and worn as a cowl with the top edge turned down, it’s just as pretty on the reverse side as it is on the front.

The cowl features a bobbled edge at the cast on end that will frame either your neck or face with interesting detail.

The pattern provides both written and charted instructions.