Carrasco Cowl by Katy H. Carroll
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Carrasco Cowl

Knitting
August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in main body pattern, knit in the round and blocked.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
315 yards (288 m)
One size, but very easily modified.
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Designed for the Malabrigo Quickies pattern program, the unisex Carrasco Cowl uses knits, purls, and slipped stitches to create a simple texture that works with both the muted tonal and signature variegated hues of Malabrigo Yarn’s sportweight Arroyo yarn. A subtle flare built into the cowl base helps it sit nicely around the neck, and an optional button detail creates additional interest.

Carrasco is an upscale barrio in Montevideo, Uruguay, the home of Malabrigo Yarn. In a touch of serendipity, I discovered after choosing the name that the cowl’s stitch pattern is highly reminiscent of the historic Hotel Carrasco’s façade.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo — 100% superwash Merino — 335 yds (306 m) per 100 g. Shown in colorways Piedras (on man) and Diana (on woman). Sample used approx. 315 yds (288 m).

Sizing:
26” (66 cm) around base and 22.5” (57 cm) around body, 10.5” (27 cm) tall. Sample in Diana has one extra Main Body Repeat and is 11.25” (28.5 cm) tall.

Gauge:
26 sts and 42 rows to 4” (10 cm) in main body pattern, knit in the round and blocked.

PLEASE NOTE: Changes in gauge will affect finished size, look of patterning, and amount of yarn used. To meet these dimensions, be sure to use needle size that gives gauge.

Needles:
US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 24” length.

Other Materials:
One stitch marker, tapestry needle, two buttons (1/2 - 5/8” or 12 - 16 mm), sewing thread.

Many thanks to Malabrigo Yarn for their support! This pattern was professionally tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins (Meanest Mommy Knits).