Picabia by Allison LoCicero


October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, flat, unblocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
190 - 225 yards (174 - 206 m)
one size, instructions are included on how to make larger/smaller
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With a stitch pattern reminiscent of a cubist painting, Picabia is a warm and squishy cowl knit completely in the round. It’s a quick knit and would make a great gift for a special someone or yourself! The size of the cowl can be customized depending on your needs. Instructions on how to do this are included.

Both charted and written instructions are included.

Finished Size
28 inches in circumference x 9 inches tall

Suggested Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% superwash merino wool, color: candlewick (1 skein)

Yarn Requirements: approx 210 yards of dk weight yarn

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm) 16-24 in. circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions: yarn needle, stitch markers (12)

18 sts and 36 rows/4 inches in garter stitch (knit flat, unblocked). 15 sts and 26 rows/4 inches in body stitch pattern (in the round, blocked). Gauge is not crucial since this is not a fitted garment but changes in gauge can affect both the size of the cowl and the amount of yarn required to complete it.