Anacostia Cowl by Laura Aylor

Anacostia Cowl

July 2019
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 5x1 ribbing
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One Size: 48"/125cm x 7"/18cm
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“We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unlike.”
-Maya Angelou

This pattern can be found in issue four of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

This is a double-layered, double-wrap cowl knit in the round. The inner layer is dk-weight yarn in 5-by-1 rib and the outer layer is fingering-weight yarn in a cabled lace pattern, reminiscent of the mountain streams of the Blue Ridge. Long enough to wear as a single or double loop, you’ll have fun styling it in a variety of ways.

Size: Approximately 48”/ 125cm circumference and 7”/18cm deep after blocking, folded. See final picture for schematic.

Needles: US 5/ 3.75 mm and US 7/ 4.5 mm or sizes to obtain gauge; both in 24”/60cm - 42”/105cm circulars.

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10cm with dk yarn and smaller needles in 5x1 ribbing (k5, p1), blocked but not stretched; and 25 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10cm with fingering weight yarn and larger needles in cabled lace pattern, lightly blocked.

Yarn: 400 yards/ 366 meters of dk weight yarn and 400 yards/ 366 meters of fingering weight yarn.

Notions: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Backyard Fiberworks Meadow DK (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 231 yards/100g) in Oxblood, and Meadow Light (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 435 yards/100g) in Dove.

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