Pumpkin Spice by Tracey Todhunter

Pumpkin Spice

Knitting
November 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
142 - 164 yards (130 - 150 m)
one size
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A real “draught excluder”, this cowl is designed to be worn with a coat or jacket and keep out the draughts, but it looks just as attractive as an indoor accessory. If you’ve never knitted in the round before, but you have mastered knit and purl this would be an ideal first project. The pattern is based on a repeat of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch and has plenty of texture. It is not “reversible” in the true sense, but the “wrong” side is visually interesting too. The sample photographed was made using a handpainted aran weight yarn for extra visual interest and although you could make it in a solid colour, it’s a great way to use up a semi solid or variegated yarn. The top and bottom of the cowl will naturally curl, giving a more substantial edge and the combination of stitches encourage the cowl to drape easily around the neck as it naturally forms folds “folds”.

Size: 60cm circumference, height 20cm. This is easily adjustable to suit your own preference.

Knitting needles: 4mm circular needle with 40cm cord (or needles required to achieve tension).

Yarn: Pattern as written used 130m of aran weight superwash merino.
The yarn base was a 100g (180m) skein of undyed superwash merino which I handpainted myself.
You could easily substitute any aran weight yarn and a 100g skein of most aran weights would be sufficient (see notes below).
1 stitch marker

Tension: 17 sts and 20 rows, worked in stocking stitch in the round = 10cm after blocking.

Abbreviations:
k: knit
p: purl
st(s) : stitch(es)