Fluid Motion by Margaret Kendall
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Fluid Motion

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
7 inch height x 24 inch circumference. Adjustable.
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Alternating waxing and waning crescents create textured, meandering columns. The stitch pattern’s depth and motion highlight the beauty of semi-solid and tonal yarns.

Fluid Motion is worked in-the-round beginning with a provisional cast-on.  The cowl is finished with a textured i-cord bind-off on each edge.

The pattern includes written instructions only, no charts.

Finished Dimensions: 
 7 inch (17.8 cm) height
24 inch (60.9 cm) circumference

Gauge:
Achieving exact gauge is not critical
20 sts x 28 rnds over 4 inches/ 10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in-the-round with US 7 needles 

Yarn:
1 skein of Malabrigo Yarn Rios - (100% superwash merino wool) - 210 yards (192 m) per 3.53 oz (100 g), Colorway: 866 Arco Iris

Or 200 yards (182.8 m) of a worsted weight yarn For best results, use wool, a wool blend, or other fiber that will respond to blocking

Needles:
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16- or 24- inch (40 or 60 cm) circular needle or size to obtain gauge

Other Materials:
Crochet hook for provisional cast-on, US G or H (4 to 5 mm), the exact size is not critical                                 
Stitch marker 
Tapestry needle (large-eyed, blunt needle)
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on

Skills:
Provisional cast-on
I-cord bind-off
Knitting and purling in-the-round
Decreasing (ssk, k2tog)
Yarn overs
Slipping stitches

For those who are not keen on working the provisional cast-on and i-cord bind-off, the last photo is a swatch showing two alternative (ribbed or garter stitch) edges described in the pattern notes.