Vail/Villa Striped Cowl by Tonia Barry
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Vail/Villa Striped Cowl

Knitting
October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
708 yards (647 m)
one size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A light fingering weight, Vail is 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo. The bamboo gives it the most delicate luster and drape, while the alpaca contributes an ethereal softness. Vail’s colorful cousin, Villa, is the same great yarn in bold and beautiful colors.

This double thick cowl is knit back and forth in rows. The cast on and bind off ends are joined to form a loop then the long edges are seamed to create a tube. The intarsia stripes are two different lengths.


Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Measurements
Approx 21” circumference x 13” wide

Yarn
MountainTop Vail by Classic Elite
(70% baby alpaca; 30% bamboo; 50 g = approx 236 yards)
A – 2 hanks 6438 Chestnut
Villa by Classic Elite Yarns
(70% alpaca, 30% bamboo; 50 g = approx 236 yards)
B – 1 hank 2758 Crimson

Needles
Knitting needles in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Spare circular needle in same size.

Other Materials
Crochet hook in size US E/4 (3.5 mm)
Waste yarn

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st, blocked. Take time to save time, check your gauge.