Persimmon by Jane Cochran


May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches = 4 inches
in with fingering yarn in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Sizes for Sport and Fingering Weight Yarn
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Persimmon is a cowl or circle scarf with a simple tilting block border and a stockinette stitch body. This pattern is perfect for that one skein of luxurious yarn that you’ve been saving, and it can be knit in various weights of yarn and in different sizes. It’s constructed in the round from the bottom up, and is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable with knitting in the round and simple lace techniques.

Sizes & Finished Measurements:
Instructions are written for the cowl, with changes for the longer circle in parentheses, as follows: SM (LG). Finished circumference: 23 in/58 cm (46 in/117 cm). Height: about 10 in/25 cm.

Yarn for Cowl: Approximately 220 yards Sport Weight. The sample shown used about 200 yards of a 275-yard skein of Spirit Trail Fiberworks Holda (80% Lambswool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Angora) in the color “Chipotle.”
Yarn for Long Circle: Approximately 400 yards Heavy Fingering Weight. The sample shown used about 380 yards of one 420-yard skein of madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino Wool) in the color “Magnolia Leaf.” One of the joys of a pattern like this is that the suggested yarns can be substituted easily. Just make sure you have enough yarn!
Needles: One 16 (24)” circular needle in US6 (US5) or size to obtain gauge. You might also want a needle one size larger for binding off.
Notions: Stitch marker to mark beginning of round, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge: While gauge is not that important for this pattern, your knitted fabric should drape softly and not be too loose. Cowl: Approx. 20 st = 4 in/10 cm. Long Circle: Approx. 21.5 st = 4 in/10 cm.

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