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Sallah Cowl

Knitting
December 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with smaller needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
13" depth by 22" circumference
This pattern is available for free.

Over the Rainbow Yarns has started a KAL for Sallah--you can find the group here!

Questions on sizing, construction, and measuring? Check out the blogpost of tips I’ve created here!

Every knitter has a skein of wonderfully hand-painted and variegated sock yarn in their stash that they don’t have any idea what to do with. The colors -- beautiful, vivid tones that meld harmoniously in the skein -- clash horribly in any project they try. So what’s a knitter to do?

The wheels of this question started turning for me when I saw the work in progress of a visitor to my LYS; a lovely all-over stitch pattern made the long color transitions of her shawl graphic and vivid. I wondered what this pattern might do when a yarn with much shorter repeats, such as a hand-painted sock yarn, was brought into play, and then what would happen if the whole thing was turned on its side. The Sallah Cowl is the result!

Knit on the bias in a simple twisted rib that is made fresh and interesting by needle size changes, and finished with an applied i-cord, the Sallah Cowl is a quick and easy project that will add texture and interest to any outfit.