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Kulli Cowl

Knitting
September 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
28 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1311 yards (1199 m)
34" (86.5 cm) circumference and 9" (23 cm) tall, blocked

A cowl makes a wonderful introduction to Fair Isle knitting, and the one Ysolda Teague designed is interesting enough to enchant even experienced knitters. Bands of solid-color garter stitch cleverly worked in the round alternate with a series of sweet peerie (small) patterns for a deceptively complicated impression of color and texture. To keep the piece light and airy, Ysolda chose a fingering-weight alpaca that she worked at a fairly loose gauge. She followed a traditional color palette of golden yellow that contrasts with rich madder red paired with a pale natural gray, but the overall effect is strictly modern.