Kennebec by Dawn Catanzaro


May 2013
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
420 - 560 yards (384 - 512 m)
58" circumference and 8 (11)" depth
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Squishy brioche stitch makes such a wonderful, buoyant fabric – it’s one of our very favorite stitch patterns for simple basics. Dawn’s Kennebec can be worn as a scarf looped over the neck, or doubled back on itself for a warm and dramatic statement piece. Yardage requirements have been given for regular and deep versions. We’ve shown samples in our worsted weight Shelter yarn, as well as fingering weight Loft yarn held double for fabric with even more bounce and body. Tubular cast ons and bind offs make this simple piece special – tutorials included!

Cowl is worked circularly from cast-on to bind-off edge.

Approximately 420 (560) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
4 (5) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft held double stranded (275 yards/50g);
or 3 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter held single stranded (140 yards/50g)
Medium Loop shown with Shelter held single in color Sap; Deep Loop shown with Loft held double in color Sweatshirt

Finished Gauge:
12 stitches and 40 rounds = 4” in Brioche Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking
Note: Brioche Stitch is wider and shallower than regular 1x1 ribbing and creates a particularly squishy fabric

Size A (Gauge Needle):
One 32” circular in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 9)

Size B (for working tubular bind off only):
One 32” circular one size smaller than Needle A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 8)

58” circumference and 8 (11)“ depth; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking

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