Fraxinus by Ysolda Teague
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August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the rnd.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)

This pattern was designed for the 2016 Ysolda Club and will be exclusive to the club until August 2017. Sign ups for this year’s club are closed but to be the first to find out about future clubs sign up for my newsletter.

An elegantly shaped cowl worked in the round from the top down, Fraxinus highlights the beautiful tonal range and stitch definition of a lustrous yarn. The stitch patterns all feature the same, repeated ‘v’ shape formed from simple yarn overs, decreases and slipped stitch cables. By progressively working these further apart the fabric becomes less dense and the cowl widens to flow over the shoulders without any change in stitch count. The repeated elements and lack f shaping make for a fun project that’s interesting without requiring too much concentration.

All of the cables involve just two or three stitches and although directions are given for working them with a cable needle this is a great project on which to try cabling without a needle. See for a tutorial.

To maintain the flow of the allover stitch patterns the end of the round shifts between repeats. On some rounds this means that you will end a round part way through a repeat. Simply re-position the EOR as directed without working the remaining stitches of that repeat.