Stratosphere Cowl by Kat Archer

Stratosphere Cowl

Knitting
September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 965 yards (302 - 882 m)
single loop (double loop)
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The diagonal lines of this tubular cowl bring to mind Portland’s driving rain. Rise above the clouds with this simple to knit and easy to wear cowl offered in two lengths and two weights of yarn.

Yarn
For single loop double loop:
Lace: 330 800 yards / 300 700 meters OR
Fingering: 385 965 yards / 350 880 meters

Needles
16”/40 cm circular in the following size:
Lace: US #3/3.25mm OR
Fingering: US #4/3.5mm OR
Size you need to get gauge

Notions
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Gauge
After blocking:
Lace: 32 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch OR
Fingering: 24 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.

Finished Measurements
Approximate, after blocking
Width: 7”/18 cm
Circumference for single loop double loop: 22” 54” / 56cm 137cm

Skill Level
Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, basic lace, seaming)

Construction
This cowl is worked in the round to create a long tube of knitted fabric. The ends of the tube are ultimately sewn together to create the circle you actually put your head through. This means there is no wrong side.