Oak Park by Laura Aylor
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Oak Park

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 :)

Yardage by colors in samples
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: 8.5 x 58 (circumference) inches
Scarf: 9 x 73 inches

The scarf and cowl are knit on the same size needles with different weights of yarn. The cowl is meant to be more drapey and the scarf is meant to have more body. The scarf shown was knit in tosh alpaca sport and the cowl was knit in tosh merino light (fingering weight).

Cowl gauge is 22 stitches/44 rows in garter stitch on US 5’s
Scarf gauge is 20 stitches/40 rows in garter stitch on US 5’s

Instructions for picking up from a slipped stitch edge can be found here.
The pattern calls for picking up in the front loop only of the slipped stitch – it makes for a very flat join.