Charadriiformes by Sara Huntington Burch
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Charadriiformes

Knitting
May 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stranded knitting
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
One size, but easily adjustable; approximately 27.5” (70 cm) in circumference and 6.75” (17 cm) wide
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Charadriiformes is the order of birds that includes shorebirds like sandpipers, plovers, stilts, and avocets, each of which is represented on this stranded knit cowl. Mixed flocks of shorebirds can often be seen wading into water or running along the breaking waves at the ocean shore. This cowl is perfect for keeping warm when shorebirding, which often involves visiting the beach in the early spring or late fall when there is still a chill in the air.

SIZES
One size, but easily adjustable; approximately 27.5” (70 cm) in circumference and 6.75” (17 cm) wide

MATERIALS
Approximately 150yds (137 m) main color (MC), 140 yds (128 m) background color 1 (BC1), and 110 yds (100 m) background color 2 (BC2) of appropriate DK- weight yarn
(Sample shown using 1 skein each of Malabrigo Silky Merino, colorways Purple Mystery {MC}, Green Gray {BC1}, and Tatami {BC2})
US 6/4 mm 16 inch (40 cm) circular needle
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Smooth scrap yarn of similar weight

GAUGE
27 sts x 25 rows in 4” (10 cm) in blocked stranded knitting;
exact gauge not necessary but will affect yarn usage