The Maid of the Mist by Alla Saenko

The Maid of the Mist

Knitting
August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
485 yards (443 m)
one size: approx. width - 16’’ /40 cm, circumference - 55” /140 cm
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The Maid of the Mist is a cozy infinity cowl made in a squishy dk weight yarn. This design features reversible eyelet and lace rib stitch patterns that look equally good on the right and wrong side of the cowl.

This cowl is knit sideways making the pattern easily customisable. The yardage and dimensions are given for the Infinity loop, to wear it in a double wrap style to keep you warm on a chilly day.

The cast-on edge and the last row of a knitted piece are joined together with the Kitchener Stitch to form a loop. To add more interest to this accessory, it can be made in two or multiple colours.

Gauge:
14 sts x 24 rows to 10cm/4in square over Garter Eyelet stitch on 5.5 mm/US #9 needles, lightly blocked. Adjust needle size if necessary.

Finished Measurements:
Approx. width - 16’’ /40 cm, circumference - 55” /140 cm

Materials:
5.5 mm/ US #9 needles, or size to obtain gauge;
tapestry needle;
waste yarn for provisional cast on

Yardage required (approx):
485 yards / 445 meters of dk weight yarn (total);
MC - 350 yards / 320 meters, CC - 135 yards / 125 meters

Yarn used in this sample:
Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight: 260 yards (238 meters), 115 grams (4.06 ounces).
Used in this project: 1.85 skeins in total (MC/CC - 1.35/0.5 skeins).
Feel free to use any other dk weight yarn with similar properties.

Skill level: Intermediate. (Useful links to tutorials on Techniques used in this design are included in the pattern)