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Rivuletta Cowl

Knitting
March 2012
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 4 inches in Stitch pattern specified in pattern
US 15 - 10.0 mm
60 yards (55 m)
One size to fit child 2-12yrs, max 45cm/18" head
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This is my popular Rivulet Cowl scaled down for kids. It’s a much more interesting project to knit and wear than the ubiquitous plain bulky cowls, but works up equally fast.

Written instructions are given as well as a chart. A young knitter with some experience would enjoy this as a first “magic loop” project.

Equally lovely for boys and girls, it is more practical than a scarf because it doesn’t get in the way when playing outdoors. Kids love the soft squishy Spud & Chloe yarn.

Inspired by water rippling over pebbles on the bottom of a stream, the bulky yarn makes the simple texture stand out as it moves gently round the cowl.

Size
Cowl 43cm/17” circumference, 17cm/7” high.
One size to fit child aged approx 2-12yrs with head circumference up to 18”/45cm. An older child would fit my adult-sized Rivulet Cowl better, which they would then not out-grow.

Materials
Spud & Chloe Outer 65% superwash wool
35% organic cotton 100g 55m/60yds per skein.
1 skein x shade 7208 or colour of your choice
10mm/US size 15 circular needles with 40cm/24” cable OR min 80cm/32” cable for magic loop.
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave-in ends

Yarn alternatives for older children:
Erika Knight Fat Maxi Wool 100% pure British wool 100g 80m/87yds per skein. 1 skein colour of your choice
Rowan Big Wool 100% merino wool 100g 80m/87yds per ball. 1 ball colour of your choice

Tension
9 sts to 10cm/4” over pattern using 10mm/US 15 needles or size required to achieve tension.