Oak Park by Laura Aylor
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Oak Park

Knitting
September 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
710 - 815 yards (649 - 745 m)

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A colorblocked cowl or scarf inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is no intarsia - just picking up stitches from slipped stitch edges. A coloring page is included :)

Skills required:
• Slipping stitches
• Picking up stitches from slipped-stitch edges (see tutorial)

Measurements:
• Cowl - 8.5” x 58” (circumference)
• Scarf - 9” x 73”

The cowl and scarf are knit on the same size needles with different weights of yarn. The cowl is meant to be more drapey, while the scarf is meant to have more body. In the samples, fingering-weight yarn was used for the cowl and sport-weight for the scarf. Cowl gauge is 22 stitches/44 rows in garter stitch on US 5/3.75 mm. Scarf gauge is 20 stitches/40 rows in garter stitch on US 5/3.75 mm.

Yardage details (by color):
Cowl:
• Red purple - 180
• Green - 75
• Cream - 240
• Chartreuse - 55
• Dark brown - 160
Scarf:
• Medium brown - 210
• Dark red - 95
• Beige - 240
• Pale apricot - 85
• Dark brown - 185

Cowl sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Dried Rose, Ivy, Jade, Milk, and Fig (Onesie). Scarf sample knit in madelinetosh Alpaca Sport in Antique Lace, Badlands, Fig, Luster, and Tart.