Subduction Zone by Kat Archer

Subduction Zone

Knitting
March 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One size fits most. 50” circumference and 8” wide.
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This dramatic double-loop cowl utilizes a simple cable pattern to create a fantastically cozy and squishy accessory. The swooping planes of the fabric are reminiscent of tectonic plates diving below each other and are the inspiration for the pattern’s name. Worked in heavy-worsted weight yarn, it’s quicker to knit than you might think, and more fun to wear than you can imagine.

VITAL STATS
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 46”/117 cm
Width: 7”/18 cm
Measured after blocking

CONSTRUCTION
This cowl starts with a provisional cast on, is worked flat from beginning to end, and then the two ends are grafted or seamed together to create a continuous loop.

GAUGE
16 stitches = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate: cabling, provisional cast on, grafting

MATERIALS
YARN

Weight: heavy worsted or Aran
Amount: 420 yards/384 meters
Shown in: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Single Silk, colorway Tempest

NEEDLES
US#10/6 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat

NOTIONS
Cable needle, tapestry needle, crochet hook, waste yarn