Down River by Joan Forgione
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Down River

Knitting
April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
438 yards (401 m)
Cowl circumference: 49½” [126cm] (adjustable) • Cowl height: 13½” [34.5cm]
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Down River is a delicate, two-color, trans-seasonal cowl inspired by a stream near my home. Each of the textures in the cowl are created with simple stitches, and represent the rustic path (along which I often walk), the reeds along the bank, and the stream itself.

Yarn:
• 219 yds/200m worsted weight yarn (color A)
• 219 yds/200m worsted weight yarn (color B)

Needles:
• US 8 (5mm) needles, 24” (60cm) needles
or size to obtain gauge

Notions:
• tapestry needle
• stitch marker (1)

Construction Notes:
• The cowl is worked in the round.
• The cowl’s circumference can be adjusted by working any multiple of 8 sts. Note that this will affect the amount of yarn needed.

Skills Used:
• knitting in the round
• lace
• decreasing

The pattern is fully tech-edited with written and charted instructions.

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.