Hanashōbu by Angela Tong

Hanashōbu

Knitting
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Hanashōbu stitch pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
540 yards (494 m)
one size
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Finished Size
23½“ circumference at the neck, 30” circumference at the bottom, and 11½” tall (unfolded).

Yarn
Anzula Gerty (100% American Targhee; 390 yd 357 m / 4 oz 114 g): Slate (MC), Orchid (CC1), Violet (CC2) 1 skein each.

Needles
Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge
26 sts and 38 rounds = 4” in Hanashōbu Chart, worked in the round, blocked.

Notes
• The cowl is knit from the top down, in the round.
• The cowl needs approximately 180 yds of each color. You can make a second cowl with the rest of the yarn.
• If you would like to substitute yarns, I would suggest a Sport weight. Gerty is a very round and lofty yarn and plumps out quite a bit after washing. It knits up more like Sport weight.
• The easy slip stitch/mosaic pattern has you knitting only one color at a time.