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No Leftovers - Russian Wedding Band Cowl

Knitting
January 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
90 - 220 yards (82 - 201 m)
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Designed For My Friends at Auburn Needlewooks.

Fashionistas, Stylistas, Frugalistas, Recessionistas, (well actually) Depressionistas Unite!

Style is not about money – it is about being clever.

We all have the ubiquitous stash of leftovers – those 30-75 (or more) yards of something that you can’t bear to ditch. This is one of three “No Left-overs” patterns designed to make the highest and best use of these semi-skeins. They need happiness, they need a purpose. This sample used left-overs from 3 different skeins of Cascade 220. The pattern consists of knitting (which is a stockinette stitch on a circular needle) - how simple is that.

The cowl is patterned after the Russian Wedding (interlocking) Band rings featured by major jewelers (you know, blue box, red box…), which roll together on the finger.

YARN: You can use 50-75 yards each of 3 colors. These were all knit with Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 220 yards = 100 grams. Probably any DK or worsted weight. You want approx. 4 – 4 ½ stitches to the inch to achieve a circumference of 21+ inches. Raid your leftover stash! If you have less – make shorter (less high) bands – there are no rules.

NEEDLES/GAUGE: US 10 (6 mm) size circular (16”) needle and was able to do approx. 4 stitches to the inch. You are aiming at about a “21 inch plus“ final circumference, and the pattern can be modified to accommodate your yarn.

I have included a free party game at the end of the pattern.