Down River by Joan Forgione

Down River

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.

Stitch patterns are both written and charted.

• Cowl circumference: 49½” /126cm (adjustable)
• Cowl height: 13½” / 34.5cm

• Purl Soho Flax Down
43% baby alpaca, 42% extra fine Merino wool, 15% linen
219 yds / 200m / 100g
1 skein each of 2 colors

Shown in colors Rose Granite (color A) and Gray Fig (color B)


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

• US 8 (5mm) needles, 24” / 60cm needles

• stitch marker
• tapestry needle

• 15 sts and 25 rnds = 4” / 10cm in pattern stitch, blocked

Skills Used
• knitting in the round
• lace
• decreasing