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Urban decay

Knitting
October 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch (stockinette) with larger needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
142 yards (130 m)
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Urban Decay? sounds pretty bad…but it’s not.

To me the moss stitch border looked like foundation stones from an old building, and the way that the fine yarn sections cause the heavy cable sections to collapse made me think of buildings falling into ruins.

But in the case of this cowl the collapse causes cosy, warm layers. The firmness of the cabled aran ameliorated by the gossamer fine but strong mohair.

This cowl is a quick easy knit which will be a funky addition to your winter wardrobe.

Requirements
Yarn
I used Filatura di Crosa Charly, an aran weight wool yarn.
50g / 1.76 oz = 65 metres / 71 yards for the main yarn (MY)

I used Kidsilk Haze, a laceweight mohair and silk blend.
50g / 1.76 oz = 209 metres / 229 yards for the contrast yarn (CY)

MY: 130 metres / 142 yards
CY: approximately 25 metres / 26 yards

Needles
5 mm (US 8) circular 50 cm / 20”
6 mm (US 10) circular 50 cm / 20”
Or size needed to achieve a pleasing fabric

Cable needle

One stitch marker