Tortuous Cowl by Patty Nance
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Tortuous Cowl

September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 yards (800 m)
Circumference: 60” Width: 51⁄2”
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Knitting designs are often given names long after the piece is complete, requiring the use of a working name during the creation process. My working name for this design is “pastry scarf” for the cruller-looking cable and the brioche accent. Brioche is a fancy bread found in french bakeries. Crullers are twisted donut-like pastries that I remember from my childhood on Long Island. A pink bakery box tied with string is a beautiful thing.

Yarn Requirements
Louet Gems Worsted Weight, 100% Merino Wool 175 yd per 100 g skein
Shown in #57 Crabapple, 5 skeins

US 7 4.5 mm circular needle, 16”

Crochet hook F 3.75 mm for provisional cast on Waste yarn
Cable needle
Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle

22 Sts and 28 Rows = 4” square in Stockinette stitch

Pattern correction:
Pattern Stitch
Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rnds: K10, (pb, p1) 4 times,