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Melony, A Very Chic Cowl

Knitting
October 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
180 - 210 yards (165 - 192 m)
one size
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Part of the Very Chic series, Melony is a sideways-knit, cabled cowl which is made extra soft and scrunchy by dropping stitches between wide ribs. It is worked flat, with a provisional cast on which is grafted to the final row, to create a seamless circle. Fitted to hug the neck but stretchy enough to be comfortable, Melony is a chic little neckwarmer designed to keep out the chill.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, cables, dropped stitches, grafting or optional 3-needle bind off; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions, and a photo tutorial for grafting the cables.

Size: 6” tall and 18” circumference, after gentle blocking.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Polar Morn.

Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needle; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Stitch markers (3); Cable needle; Yarn needle; Crochet hook (any size) to help with raveling; 5 non-slippery US 9 dpns or straight needles, preferably two different colors, for grafting.

Gauge: 16 st and 20 rows/4” in stockinette stitch after blocking; one cable is approximately 2.5” wide.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters!
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