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Spotted Giraffe Cowl

Knitting
Lace / 2 ply ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
450 yards (411 m)
7.5 X 50 inches
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This is a beautiful pattern knit with two colours of yarn. There are no long floats and you only work with one colour at a time, similar to mosaic knitting. The colour not currently in use is carried up the back so you don’t have a lot of ends to weave in.

Browsing on Thorny Acacia Tree,
Long leg, Long neck –
Spotted Giraffe.

While the Hexagon (also known as Honeycomb) pattern looks like complicated intarsia, it is actually as easy as knitting stripes! Only one color is used at a time, with the design achieved by slipping stitches from the previous round’s color. The slip stitches are slipped in pairs over 6 rows, but as they are the same two stitches and not elongated, they contract the fabric into hexagonal shapes. Two different-color yarns of similar ply are used in this sample.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Intermediate

SIZE:
Cowl, infinity (sample shown 7.5” by 50”)
MATERIALS:

  • elann.com Silken Kydd, color (A) natural (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk, 232y/25g), 1 ball

  • elann.com Silken Kydd, color (B) rum raisin (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk, 232y/25g), 1 ball

  • One 4mm (US 6) 24” circular needles

  • One 5mm (US 8) straight, circular or double pointed needle for bind off. GAUGE: Approximately 20 sts per 4” after blocking (exact gauge is not important)