No Leftovers - Russian Wedding Band Cowl by elen brandt
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No Leftovers - Russian Wedding Band Cowl

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
90 - 220 yards (82 - 201 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Designed For My Friends at Auburn Needlewooks.

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

Style is not about money โ€“ it is about being clever.

We all have the ubiquitous stash of leftovers โ€“ those 30-75 (or more) yards of something that you canโ€™t bear to ditch. This is one of three โ€œNo Left-oversโ€ 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 boxโ€ฆ), 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 โ€“ 4 ยฝ stitches to the inch to achieve a circumference of 21+ inches. Raid your leftover stash! If you have less โ€“ make shorter (less high) bands โ€“ there are no rules.

NEEDLES/GAUGE: US 10 (6 mm) size circular (16โ€) needle and was able to do approx. 4 stitches to the inch. You are aiming at about a โ€œ21 inch plusโ€œ 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.