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Harbour Lights

Knitting
October 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 yards (457 m)
20cm/8" high x 66cm/26" around. Custom size instructions given.
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The warm lights of home on a cold night. In cosy Alpaca, this double-layer cowl will keep out the chills. Turn down the top for a flash of stripes, or wear it inside out and reverse your options.

The colourwork is all simple stripes, no intarsia. You will also need to be able to pick up stitches and work a 3-needle bind off.

Choose whether to work flat, or work in the round for a seamless finish.

You only need half a ball of each of the contrast colours, so you can use up the leftovers in one of the other pieces in the Safe Haven ebook, such as the double-layer hat, Storm Warning. I’m looking forward to wearing them together in deepest winter.

If you just want the single Harbour Lights pattern, add the Port & Starboard wristees to your basket for free, and use up your leftover colours that way.

Join our Safe Haven KAL in the Inspiration Knits group.

Size
20cm/8” high x 66cm/26” around. Easily worked to custom size of your choice.

Materials
Any good 4ply/fingering to sportweight yarn - worked to finished measurements, not gauge.
Shown in: Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight, 100% baby alpaca,
100m/110yds per 50g skein, 2 x Denim 522(A) plus
half a skein each of Scarlet 518 (B), Blue Spruce 545 (C),
Egg Plant 512 (D), Tangerine 521 (E), Currant 542 (F)
(If you wish to make a larger custom size, allow more yarn.)
Worked flat: 3.75mm/US 5 circular needles with 80cm/32” cable
OR worked in the round: 3.75mm/US 5 circular needles with 60cm/24” cable.
Stitch marker
Optionally, materials for short provisional cast on & grafting.
Both options: Length of waste yarn for holding stitches (or if using interchangeables, spare cable & end caps.)
Spare needle one or two sizes larger for 3-needle bind off.

Tension
Not critical. Recommend a gauge that makes a soft fabric since it will be doubled. Sample has 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4” square in stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3.75mm/US 5 needles or size needed to get gauge.

Technical footnote
If you’re working in the round and want to get rid of the jog in the 1-row stripes, try TECHknitter’s Helix stripes technique. (Thanks Aaronknits.)

Technical editing: Akshata Dhareshwar
Photography: Denise Lindberg & Louise Zass-Bangham
Sample & test knitting: Louise, Denise & Susan