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Medallions Cowl

Eclectic Closet
Patternfish
Knitting
March 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in in medallion pattern, unblocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
138 - 180 yards (126 - 165 m)
Regular (Tall)
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A cozy cowl to chase away the winter blues. This one
skein project is perfect for a skein of luxury yarn or a
cheerful colour to brighten up a gloomy day.

Written to be worked on circular needles in the round,
this cowl can easily be done using dpns or magic loop.
Instructions are provided for two heights and the
circumference can be customized by adding/removing
stitch repeats.

Pattern has 6 pages.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn: 138 (180) yards/126 (165) meters aran weight yarn with 4-4.5 sts/inch; preferably in a wool or wool blend yarn.

Samples: Manos del Uruguay ’Wool Classica’, (138 yds/126 meters; 50% wool, 50% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein), 1 skein in 115 (Red), size Regular.

Cascade Yarns ‘Lana Bambu’, (196 yds/179 meters; 79% wool, 21% bamboo; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein), 1 skein 03, size Tall.

Finished Size (blocked):
Regular (Tall)
Circumference - 20 inches/51 cm
Height – 6 (8.5) inches/ 15.25 (21.5) cm

Other possible yarns:

  • Sundara Yarn ‘Aran Silky Merino’, (200 yards/183 meters; 50% silk, 50% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Fleece Artist ‘River’, (191 yards/175 meters; 40% alpaca, 30% merino, 30% silk; 4.41 oz/125 grams per skein).
  • Malabrigo Yarn ‘Rios’, (210 yards/192 meters; 100% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Jo Sharp ‘Silkroad Aran Tweed’, (104 yards/95 meters; 85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Berroco ‘Jasper’, 98 yards/90 meters; 100% merino; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • Blue Sky Alpacas ‘Worsted Hand Dyes’, (100 yards/91 meters; 50% alpaca, 50% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
  • Lang Yarns ‘Silk Dream’, (98 yards/90 meters; 50% silk, 50% merino; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
  • The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Codex’, (234 yards, 214 meters; 52% silk, 48% wool; 3.99 oz/113 grams per skein).

Other Materials:

  • Stitch markers (1)
  • Cable needles (1)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on chart - optional)

Skills Required:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Cables
  • Yarn overs & decreases
  • Following charts
  • Blocking

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from Shall We Knit?