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London Cowling

Knitting
December 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter slip stitch pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
273 yards (250 m)
one, approximately 29cm (11½“) deep and 64cm (25¼“) circumference after steaming / wet blocking.
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A snug, unisex cowl that’s quick to knit. We can happily say ‘unisex cowl’ as it was pounced upon as soon as it was steamed by one of the Mr. TBk’s and pronounced ‘perfect for cycling to work in’ (this is not a man who normally requests handknits).

The garter slip stitch pattern makes a thick, squooshy, insulating fabric, especially knitted on the large-ish needles for this thickness yarn. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective.

This yarn, as we’ve said before, is just divine. And using just one hank (we had about 2 metres left over) makes this extremely affordable. Plus it comes in 75 colours, so if you can’t find one you like then, well, you must be very, very, very fussy….