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Zucca Cowl

Knitting
January 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 yards (329 m)
one
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Zucca is a warm, highly-textured, standard-sized cowl, perfect for winter. It is sized for children and adults, and suitable for men and women alike. Knit in worsted weight yarn on larger needles, Zucca works up quickly. With a pattern that looks complex, but is easy to memorize, you’re sure to find yourself making several of these in different colors for the whole family.

The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner cable knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

required skills
knitting in the round
increasing (m1)
decreasing (k2tog)
cabling

finished measurements
blocked
26” / 66 cm circumference; 10” / 25 cm deep.

unblocked
25” / 63.5 cm circumference; 11” / 28 cm deep.

yarn
2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Worsted in “Ginger”; 200 yds / 183 m per 4.06 oz / 115 g; 100% merino wool.

Cowl requires approximately 360 yds / 330 m worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
US 6 (4.0 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
stitch marker
cable needle
darning needle

gauge
blocked
26.5 sts, 29.75 rows equal 4”/ 10 cm in cable pattern using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

unblocked
27.25 sts, 26.25 rows equal 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

construction
The cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.