The Lady Is a Ninja by Kathleen Rogers

The Lady Is a Ninja

April 2013
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch for smaller size (20 sts & 28 rnds for larger size)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
430 yards (393 m)
S/M (M/L); either size fits most adults; the difference is in the amount of ease desired
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This cowl was inspired by the scene in The Woman in White in which the intrepid Marian Halcombe climbs out onto the roof of the verandah to eavesdrop on Sir Percival Glyde and Count Fosco. With names such as those, is there any doubt that these two men are the villains of the piece? In order to accomplish her mission, Marian has to remove her voluminous gown and her hoop skirts, which, according to her, take up the space of three men. She costumes herself in a dark petticoat and her cloak. I think this cowl, knit at one of two gauges, with a flared yoke and a neck long enough to pull up over the head to create a streamlined hood, would be a nice alternative, perfect for skulking about town and overhearing interesting conversations.

Circumference at top of neck: 19 (21)“ / 48.5 (53.5)cm, unstretched

Circumference at bottom border of yoke: 30 (34)“ / 76 (86.5)cm
Length: 19 (21)” / 48.5 (53.5)cm

Fearless Fibers MCN Sock (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 430yds / 393m per 100g skein, 14 wpi), Blue Raven colorway used for S/M size (Jana’s Dream colorway used for M/L size); 1 skein

For S/M size: US #6 / 4mm circular needle, 24” / 60cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge

For M/L size: US #7 / 4.5mm circular needle, 24” / 60cm or longer, or size needed to obtain gauge

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