Hot Tea by Laura Aylor
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Hot Tea

September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
380 - 460 yards (347 - 421 m)
one but instructions are given for modifying size
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I love cowls but hate how most of them either choke me or gape open and let in the cold air! This cowl uses the stretchiness of garter stitch in two layers to make a cozy, squishy neck warmer that can be worn scrunched up, folded over like a turtleneck, or even pulled up over your mouth and nose. It is easily stretched to go over your head without messing up your hair or makeup and then springs back into shape to keep the cold out.

Make it striped if you like! The stripes will be vertical on the finished object. It’s a great way to use up your leftovers and any ends can just be hidden inside the tube.

Instructions are given for both fingering and worsted weight versions.

Fingering weight version uses about 460 yards on size US 6/4 mm needles at a gauge of 24 stitches and 44 rows in 4” of garter stitch.

Worsted weight version uses about 380 yards on size US 8/5 mm needles at a gauge of 18 stitches and 34 rows in 4” of garter stitch.