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Twelfth Knit

Knitting
December 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stst colorwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
325 yards (297 m)
25" circumference x 5.75"
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Twelfth Knit is a doubly-thick cowl inspired by the brocade patterns of the Elizabethan Period and from a costume worn by actor Marc Rylance in his performance in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Using the same colorwork pattern as the Feste Hat, a discount of $3 is automatically offered if you purchase both patterns. You do not need to purchase both at the same time to get the discount. For example, if you have already purchased Twelfth Knit, you may purchase Feste for only $2. The discount will be applied in your cart at time of payment. No code is necessary.

Worked entirely in the round, the outer colorwork pattern is worked first, followed by a purl round and a simple, inner colorwork pattern. The inner pattern is folded inward, and the two ends are sewn to each other.

Make it in 2 colors with high contrast for a brighter look (see the teal & gold cowl at left), or in 2 colors with less contrast (see the red cowl above) to give the cowl a softer vibe.

The project requires:
1skein each of the Main Color (MC) and Contrasting Color (CC) in Sweet Georgia Yarns Trinity Worsted (200 yds/115 g. Colorways Riptide and Ginger shown), or Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (210 yds/skein. Colorways Tart and Cloak shown), or
Approximately 175 yards of the MC in DK weight yarn, and 150 yards of the CC in DK weight yarn.

The cowl can easily be made longer by casting on additional multiples of 20 sts, and following the directions as-is. Each extra multiple of 20 sts will add about 3.5” to the circumference of the cowl. This will also require additional yarn to the tune of approximately an extra 25 yards of the MC and 22 yards of the CC per extra 20 sts.