Maida Vale Cowl by Mone Dräger

Maida Vale Cowl

by Mone Dräger
Knitting
December 2015
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
One size
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The idea for this cowl started with a bright yellow skein of yarn, which reminded me of the symbol of the Circle line on London’s underground map, shown in yellow and looping around central London. The Tube really is a great way to get around in London and its map looks like an intricate pattern. The overall cable pattern used in this cowl, wants to represents the lines meeting at intersections to then again depart in different directions. The pattern was named after one of the underground’s stations on the Bakerloo line, Maida Vale, which opened in 1915 and was the first station to be staffed entirely by women.

The cowl is knitted in the round and features an all-over cable pattern, which you can work either from the chart or the written instructions.

Circumference approximately 60 cm (24”); 22 cm (8.75”) high. Circumference and height are adjustable.

Material
Yarn: 1 skein of DK weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 260 m (284 yds) per 100g.
Needle: 3.75 mm (US size 5) ciruclare needle, 40 cm (16”) long or DPNs or circular needle(s) for your preferred way to knit in the round
Notions: Cable needle, 1 stitch marker, darning needle