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Welted Cowl & Infinity Loop

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Churchmouse Classics
Knitting
October 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 440 yards (201 - 402 m)
Cowl and Infinity Loop
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Purl welts for a sculptural effect

We noticed that some knitters were knitting the cowl from our Churchmouse Classics Easy Folded Poncho separately and that gave us an idea. Why not double the cowl’s circumference for an infinity loop that you can wear long and elegant, or twist double for twice the cozy? We added purl welts for a sculptural effect. And, while we were at it, we two-toned if for clever reversibility!


FINISHED SIZES
Cowl: Approx. 24” / 61cm around x 11” / 28cm deep, with welts flattened.
Infinity Loop:Approx. 48” / 122cm around by 11” / 28cm deep, with welts flattened.

YARN
Cowl: Approx. 220 yds / 200m of dk- or sport-weight alpaca or alpaca-blend yarn. Shown in gold: 2 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds / 175m each), Color 181.
Infinity Loop: Approx. 440 yds / 400m of dk- or sport-weight alpaca or alpaca-blend yarn; two color version requires approx. 280 yds / 265m of one color and 150 yds / 146m of the other. Shown in blue and gray: 5 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Melange (110 yds / 100m each), 3 skeins Color 816 and 2 skeins Color 522.

NEEDLES
US 6 (4mm) 16-24” / 40-60cm circular, or size to obtain gauge.
One US 8 (5mm) needle, or two sizes larger than gauge needle, for bind-off.

GAUGE
Approx. 20 sts = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.

Photo Notes: Kate is wearing a Churchmouse Classics Easy Folded Poncho under the two-color infinity loop. Shown styled as written, or turned inside out with seam centered down front. Nora wears the cowl with a matching set of Churchmouse Classics Welted Fingerless Gloves. If you knit the cowl in Rowan Felted Tweed, you have plenty of yarn remaining to knit a pair of gloves.