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Plucky Curacao Cowl

Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
one fits all
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Charged with the task of creating a cowl to showcase this beautiful subtly variegated merino, I wanted to find an approach I wasn’t already seeing everywhere. So.. smocking!

The cowl is knitted as a long ribbed piece and sewn into a simple smocked design at the end. The detailed design is a nice balance to the soft and chunky cabled edges of the cowl, and I love how it looks in the yarn, which is the perfect weight and softness for neck wrapping.