Pen & Ink by Louise Zass-Bangham
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Pen & Ink

Knitting
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
200 - 430 yards (183 - 393 m)
Snug: 50cm/20” around x 23cm/9” high. Long: 120cm/48” around x 20cm/8” high
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The perfect cowl for special DK or worsted yarns.

The strands of yarn look like they have been inked over the top of each other. It’s ideal for semi-solid colours.

With two different shades, you can make a long cowl with a two-tone effect.

Play with complimentaries or contrasts. Wear it loose or twist it up double for extra warmth. The reverse side has an interesting texture too.

Or, for a smaller project, just one skein of a special yarn makes the perfect cosy cowl. Choose a beautiful semi-solid and make a quick gift.

Knitted in the round, they are easy-intermediate projects.

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Sizes
Snug: 50cm/20” around x 23cm/9” high
Long: 120cm/48” around x 20cm/8” high

Materials
Long: 220m/240yds DK/worsted yarn in background colour (M) 220m/240yds DK/worsted yarn in contrast colour (C)
(To make the long cowl in one colour, allow 390m/430yds of one colour and use where pattern says M and C)
4mm/US 6 & 8mm/US 11 circular needles with 60-100cm/ 24”-40” cables for working in the round.
Both sizes: Stitch marker

Snug: 180m/200yds DK/worsted yarn i.e. 1 skein of most yarns, but check yardage.
You can, of course, make the snug size in 2 colours, and can therefore get 2 projects out of the 2 skeins, depending on the yarn you choose.
4mm/US 6 needles for your preferred method of working a small circumference in the round e.g. magic loop
8mm/US 11 circular needles with minimum 60cm/24” cable.

Suggested yarns/shown in:
Purples: Sweet Georgia Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 234m/256 yards per 115g skein) 1 x Ultraviolet (M), 1 x Mist (C)
Greens: Fyberspates Vivacious DK (100% superwash merino; 230m/251yds per 115g skein) 1 x Deep Forest 805 (M), 1 x Sea Green 806 (C).
Aubergine/bright pink: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino, 182m/ 200yds per skein), 1 x Duchess (M), 1 x Coquette (C).
Rusts: Sweet Georgia Trinity Worsted (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% silk; 182m/200yds per 115g skein) 1 x Phoenix Rising.
Plum: Fyberspates Vivacious DK 1 x Spiced Plums

Tension
Gauge 20 sts to 10cm/4” over main pattern using both needle sizes, or 22 sts to 10cm/4” over Stocking Stitch (Stockinette) with smaller size needles.

Thank you sample & test knitters: Mel, Susan, Nat & Kate
Thank you to Akshata for tech editing.