Santiago Cowl by Miranda Jollie

Santiago Cowl

Knitting
December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
One size
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The Galapagos are volcanically formed and ever changing. The Eastern islands are the oldest, and thanks to the geological forces at work, the whole archipelago is gradually tipping eastwards – so, thousands of years hence, the easternmost islands will disappear and new ones form to the west. The relative youth of the islands means that you can often see spectacular evidence of the natural forces that created them – no more dramatically than on the weird, moonscape-type volcanic plains of Santiago. The surface has a dull metallic shine, flecked with gold, and still shows the swirls and bubbles of the lava flows that formed it. It inspired this cowl, which uses short-row shaping and a variety of stitch patterns. It’s really versatile – wear it loosely as a scarf or pull down over your shoulders to show off the yarn and the stitch patterns.

It knits from slightly less than 100g of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend. If you use a substitute DK yarn you will probably need at least 150g as Silk Blend has a greater yardage than the average DK yarn.

Now fully test knitted & revised.