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Dripstones Cowl

Knitting
September 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern worked in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
280 - 465 yards (256 - 425 m)
S, M, L
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Dripstones Cowl is a seamless unisex cowl/neckwarmer worked from bottom to top. It starts with 2x2 ribbing, then continues with 2 sets of cables which put together give the impression of dripstones forming in some cave.
The cowl can be knitted in 3 sizes: close-fitting S which is perfect for women or men who don’t get along with scarves; snug M which can be worn together with your favorite jacket during cold Fall or Winter nights, and last but not least wide L which is perfect to throw over your coat.
The trapeze shape of cowl is created by using different needle sizes.

Pics showcase size M.

Cable pattern is both in charted and written format.

Gauge (after blocking): 18 sts x 19 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4”x4”) in cable pattern worked in the round with needle 5.5 mm (US 9).
Additional gauge: 15 sts x 23 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4”x4’) in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round with needle 5.5 mm (US 9).

Measurements:
Bottom width (flat): about 30 (40, 50) cm / 12 (15.75, 19.75)”.
Height: about 32 (38, 42) cm / 12.5 (15, 16.5)”.

Yarn:
Drops Nepal or any other aran weight yarn
Approx yardage: 255 (340, 425) m / 280 (370, 465) y,

Needles:
US 7 - 4.5 mm, US 8 - 5 mm, US 9 - 5.5 mm, US 10 - 6.0 mm: size S 40 cm/16”, size M 60 cm/24”, size L 80 cm/32” circular needle or appropriate size to get gauge.

Notions:
cable needle,
stitch marker.


In Nov I published a slouchy hat matching the cowl combining the simplicity of Rev St st with one cable pattern to balance their aboundance when they get worn together.

Both designs are available as sepatare PDF files or a collection “In the Cave”.

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