Breeze Louise by Laura Dobratz

Breeze Louise

March 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
200 - 218 yards (183 - 199 m)
one size easily adjustable
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Many moons ago, while on a weekend trip with my yarn husband, I decided that I needed a new cowl. As every yarn obsessed knitter does, I popped into the local yarn shop and picked out a gorgeous skein of worsted weight yarn. They wound it and I immediately cast on something simple. By the end of the weekend I had a lovely new souvenir. A few years later I opened my own LYS and re-knit the cowl in a beautiful skein of Malabrigo Rios. I typed up the simple pattern and gave it to customers to enjoy. In a computer fiasco the pattern was lost . Knitters, however, are not that easily defeated and so I reached for a skein of my own daughter’s gorgeous hand-dyed wool and recreated it, this time playing with different needle sizes and cast on amounts until I felt it was just right. The pattern is simple and I’m sure others have surely knitted it before without a pattern as I did in my early years of knitting, But worth recording none-the-less. I hope you enjoy it as I have!

1 skein Emma’s Yarn Washable Worsted Wool, 100% Superwash Merino 218 yards/ 100g (pictured in Glamping) or 210 yards of a worsted weight yarn.

1 stitch marker.

US size 9 (5.5 mm) 24 inch
circular needle.

Darning needle for weaving in ends.

12.5 sts and 16 rows = 4 in blocked, in stitch pattern.
gauge is not terribly important for this project as long as you like the fabric.

Finished Measurements:
12 inches x 32 inches