Asotin Cowl by Sheila Toy Stromberg
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Asotin Cowl

Knitting
March 2018
Cedar Hill Fiber Farm handspun lace
Lace ?
11 stitches = 4 inches
in Cable drop stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Short (Long)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

What better way to show off special handspun yarn than this? Get the most out of every precious ounce of handspun yarn by putting your knitting right in the spotlight on your neckline. While the stitch pattern looks really impressive, it’s just a combination of basic cabling and drop stitches. This pattern is designed to be worked until you run out of yarn, so the final width is just going to depend on how much yardage you have. For a super cozy cowl, double the yardage recommended.

Sizes: Short (Long) to wrap around an average neck twice (thrice), measuring 20” (30”)/51 (76) cm in length, 40” (60”)/102 (152) cm in circumference, 8”/20.5 cm in width.

Yarn: 200 (300) yards/185 (275) meters of lace or sock weight yarn. Sample shown in Cedar Hill Fiber Farm handspun lace weight yarn, colorway Cotton Candy.

Needles: Size US 5/3.75 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 11 stitches = 4”/10 cm in drop stitch pattern, after blocking.

Techniques: Knitting in the round, basic cabling, and basic chart reading (optional). This would be an appropriate pattern for beginners to drop stitches, who are comfortable working from a chart.

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