Cashmere Perle by Plucky Knitter Design

Cashmere Perle

Knitting
December 2014
yarn held together
Sport
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Perle Pattern (gauge isn't critical for this pattern)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
157 - 249 yards (144 - 228 m)
One Size
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Cashmere… I just can’t get enough of it! Held single, double, even triple, it’s just amazing! The idea for this cowl, was to create a shape that simply slips over your head and hugs your neck with luxury, while the stitch pattern mimics a strand of pearls.

Within this pattern you’ll find that the yarn is held double throughout and the needle size changes as you knit, creating a fabric that is squishy yet has just the right amount of drape.


YARN
• Plucky Cashmere Sport Weight, 100% cashmere;
285 yds, 2 skeins
Colorway shown: High Cotton.

Or use any Worsted weight 250 yds.

Note: Yarn held double throughout.

MATERIALS
• The needle size for this project gradually increases,
beginning with the smallest size, on a 16” or 24”
circular needle; 7, 8, 9, 10, & 10.5
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch marker

GAUGE
• 20st/4in in pattern on a size 8 needle;
exact gauge isn’t critical.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• 18” circumference and the top is 16”
and gradually moves to 22.5”


This afternoon I was informed that this pattern is similar to another pattern Snuggle Cowl that was published recently. Please know it’s a complete coincidence.

While there are similarities (that great stitch pattern!) there are differences in gauge/yarn usage/shape. Please be assured that the concept was authentic and original. One can never have too many cowls and I do believe there are differences between the two patterns and encourage you to try them both on for size!