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Grandes études

Variations on a Theme
Sunny with a Chance of Knitting
Knitting
April 2013
Classic Elite Yarns Fresco
ColourMart Merino/Mohair 2/16NM
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
variable
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This pattern is also available as a part of the e-book “Variations on a Theme”.

Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and a famous work for solo violin. The caprice has provided a rich seam of material for works by many composers. One of them is Franz Liszt. The Grandes études de Paganini are a series of six études for the piano by Franz Liszt. The pieces are all based on the compositions of Niccolò Paganini for violin.

“Grandes études” pattern is a set of two cowls knitted in a simple slipped stitch pattern. The slight tweak to the pattern gives an option of knitting two cowls that look completely different while using same slipped stitch technique. Both cowls are fast and easy projects. Enjoy!

Finished Size:
The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 1 after blocking measures 140 cm (55 inches) long and 28cm (11 inches) wide. The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 2 after blocking measures 140cm (55 inches) long and 31 cm (12 inches) wide. You can easily make your cowls bigger or smaller by changing the number repeats.

Gauge:
The gauge is not critical in knitting these cowls. Adjust your needle size to suite your yarn and achieve the size and the look of the cowl of your choice.

Yarn: The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 1 was knitted with:
Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% Wool, 30% Alpaca, 10% Angora, Sport 5ply).
3 skeins = 483.8 yards (442.4 m) of colorway “5303 Cinder”
The sample cowl knitted using slipped stitch Variation 2 was knitted with:
ColourMart Merino/Mohair 2/16NM (80% Merino, 20% Mohair, Fingering 4ply wt)
0.65 skeins = 845.0 yards (772.7m) of colorway “Gris meddio”. Yarn held double.

Needles:
US 6 – 4.00 mm circular needles.

Pattern is both charted and written and includes Slipped Stitch lace photo tutorial.