Rushmore Cowl by Nancy Whitman
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Rushmore Cowl

January 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 305 yards (137 - 279 m)
One size
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Rushmore Cowl is knit in the round in one piece. It’s unique texture is created by staggered pleating of horizontal purl stitch bands. The purl stitches can be further emphasized by working them in a contrast color, but the design is effective in either one or two colors. The pleats make Rushmore warm and cozy and, as one tester described it, “the pleating is addictive!”

This is a quick and easy knit, requiring only knit and purl know how. The technique for pleating is fully explained with a photo tutorial. Pattern is easily modified into a longer infinity cowl or a flat scarf.

Matching Rushmore Hat is here.

• Circumference 24”/61cm
• Height: 8”/20.3 cm

23 stitches/28 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch unblocked

• Madelinetosh Tosh Pashmina, 75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 360 yards per skein, 1 skein Mineral (MC) for solid cowl, 1 skein each Vermillion (MC) and Venetian (CC) for two-color cowl. Approximate yardage used is 305 yards for solid cowl; 105 yards MC and 200 yards CC for two-color cowl.
• 1 US size 4/3.5 mm circular needle at 24”/60cm long for cast on only
• 1 US size 6/4.0 mm circular needle at 24”/60cm long
• 1 US #2/2.75 mm double pointed needle
• 2 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle