Tale as Old as Time by Anne Vally

Tale as Old as Time

February 2017
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
One size: 7 1/2 inches wide when flat, 56 inches circumference
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Tale as Old as Time celebrates the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. The yarn was created in collaboration with Must Stash Yarn in a special cowl-length self-striping sequence.

The design is simple as can be: a stockinette tube, which takes advantage of one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to knit with self-striping yarn: stockinette stitch in the round, allowing you to enjoy the magic of the color changes that happen automatically and encouraging you to knit just one more stripe.

While a stockinette tube cowl can easily be knit without a pattern, I’ve devised several simple strategies to make the finishing work as easy as the knitting.

7 1/2 inches wide when flat
56 inches in circumference

Yarn: Designed for Must Stash Yarn’s special edition cowl set: 2 skeins of self-striping yarn; color 1 is La Belle and color 2 is La Bête. 500 yards each.

Skills needed: Perfect for adventurous beginners as well as any knitter who loves stockinette stitch in the round.

To knit Tale as Old as Time, you will need to be able to:

  • Cast on with a provisional cast-on

  • Knit

  • Follow instructions for a three-needle decrease

  • Graft stitches with kitchener stitch