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Tapered Cowl and Fingerless Mitts

Knitting
October 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 250 yards (91 - 229 m)
Cowl: 8 ½”, (11) long, 22” circumference at neck (moderately stretched), 28” circumference at widest part (moderately stretched)
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A trapezoidal cable and rib cowl worked seamlessly in rib and tapered with decreases for the neck.
Matching fingerless mitts in cable rib pattern fit the hands snuggly and warmly.

One Size Fits All Adults
Dimensions:
Cowl: 8 ½”, (12) long, 22” circumference at neck (moderately stretched), 28” circumference at widest part (slightly stretched)
Mitts (when worn): 7.2” circumference, 6 ½” long
(the mitts are meant to fit snuggly, so the length and width will be different when worn versus not worn)

Materials
190, (250)—yards for COWL,
I used Madelinetosh Tosh DK (225 yards each), in color Ink for smaller cowl,
and Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (210 yards each) in Betty Draper’s Blue for larger cowl.

100—yards for MITTS, show in Pashmina Worsted, can be worked in either yarn. (shown in Betty Draper’s Blue color)

  • US size 7- 24” circular for cowl
  • US Size 7 double points for mitts
  • 1 stitch marker
  • cable needle
  • scrap yarn for mitts.

Gauge
20 sts, 28 rows =4” in st st on size 7 needles, 20 sts= 4” in 3x2 ribbing on size 7 needles, slightly stretched.