Kallisto, Reversible Cowl by Coryna Blasko
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Kallisto, Reversible Cowl

Mary Pirie Designs, Superwash Merino & Tussah Silk
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
503 - 525 yards (460 - 480 m)
one size, adjustable
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2018.01.28. This pattern is currently under revision and expansion.

Gorgeous, practical, feminine, and reversible! What more could you ask for in a cool weather accessory?

Knit in the round on circular needles from the bottom to the top, the welted knit and purl borders frame this original reversible pattern stitch.

When made with yarn over’s, as shown, a lace effect is the result. If you prefer a more ‘solid’ texture, work increase (m1) stitches instead. This option will use a bit more yarn.

The pattern is written and charted. A ‘bonus’ chart for working flat for a traditional scarf is also included.

The Wool used is a hand spun creation made by Mary Pirie of Mary Pirie Designs, of Crieff, Scotland.

Another worsted or Aran weight yarn can be used. Cascade 220, Sweet Georgia Worsted, Lichen & Lace worsted, MadelineTosh DK or Vintage are all great options. A lighter weight yarn can be used but do the math to work out your ideal size.

A tonal yarn will show off the stitch definition best. Variegated yarns with a lot of colours will obscure the lace pattern.

The cowl as shown is deep enough to wrap as a hood, but can easily be modified to be larger or smaller, shallower or deeper. Note: yarn amounts will vary. Metres are given for the pattern as written.The bottom and top borders are slightly different, instructions are included for matching borders.

Exactly 200g of this luscious merino/silk blend was used. Pattern includes directions for customization of your cowl: make it from bottom to top, as written; work it from side to side (close with buttons or Kitchener stitch the ends together); or fashion it into a scarf. The choice is yours!

N.B. Any upwards alterations of the width or depth of the pattern will require more yarn.