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In August, Away

Knitting
August 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after lace blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
590 - 650 yards (539 - 594 m)
approximately 58” circumference, 12 1/2” depth
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Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do?
“In April I open my bill;
In May I sing night and day;
In June I change my tune
In July Far far I fly;
In August, away…
I must.”

--Benjamin Britten’s Friday Afternoons, Op. 7, “Cuckoo!”

(listen here on YouTube)

A long, sumptuous stockinette cowl featuring a triangular insert of ribbing and traditional Shetland lace. Can be worn as a single loop or doubled for extra warmth.

Finished Measurements
approx 58” circumference, 12 1/2” depth

Yarn
Butternut DK by Highland Handmades (85% Polwarth, 15% silk; 325 yds 297 m/100 g)
in Bronze Green; 590 yds or 2 skeins

Needles
One 32” circular needle in the following sizes:
US 5 3.75 mm
US 6 4 mm
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
17 1/2 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after lace blocking

Lace is charted only; pattern requires knowledge of increasing, decreasing, and every-row lace. Blocking is a must.