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Norah G. (Plucky Knitter Series)

Knitting
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 350 yards (201 - 320 m)
cowl, infinity scarf
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“My favorite part of knitting has always been conquering new challenges.
I know I have a reputation for loving patterns that look rather complicated. Truth be told…I like things to look complicated, but have an underlying simplicity.”
(N.G. in Knitting Nature)

Norah Gaughan has certainly come and conquered in the knitting world. Not only have entirely new stitches and cables sprung from her needles, but she has also introduced amazingly novel garment shapes and construction. With Norah, knitting is not just back and forth or up and down, but it branches, goes diagonal, and travels around in spirals and circles. In celebration of Norah’s pluckiness, this second installment in The Plucky Knitter Series is an infinity scarf bearing a striking geometric textured pattern that is relatively simple to work, with angles formed by single decreases and yarn overs. The textured angles pop in the rich colors of The Plucky Knitter yarn; instructions for either a scarf or cowl are given.

Skill level: Easy to intermediate. Both charted and written instructions are provided.

SIZES
Cowl (Scarf)

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS
9.5 inches high x 22 (42) inches in circumference
MATERIALS
--220 (350) yds worsted-weight yarn
Samples shown used:
The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted 75% merino wool, 20% cashmere, 5% nylon; 200yd per 100g skein; color: Bohemian Blue.
The Plucky Knitter MCN Lite 80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230yd per 100g skein; color: Smore Chocolate.