Contravene by Lynn Di Cristina


August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 - 700 yards (402 - 640 m)
Small, medium and large
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Contravene’s simple stockinette and simple lace creates a lightweight accessory perfect for transitional seasons.

This cowl starts with a provisional cast-on, has an i-cord edge that inhibits the stockinette section from rolling, ends with grafting the stitches of the last row to the live stitches of the provisional cast-on, and is easily customizable to make the cowl larger. The pattern includes links for provisional cast-on, 3-needle bind-off, and kitchener.

Finished Measurements:
Small: Approximately 10-1/2” x 33” (27 cm x 84 cm)
Medium: Approximately 10-1/2” x 45” (27 cm x 114 cm)
Large: Approximately 10-1/2” x 52” (24 cm x 132 cm)

Small: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering 475 yards/113 g skein; 100% Merino. Color: Penn North, 1 skein.
Medium: Manos del Uruguay Fino 490 yards/100 g skein; 70% Merino, 30% Silk. Color: Amethyst Earring, 1 skein.
Large: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Addiction 175 yards/50 g skein; 100% Merino. Color A: Sand In Your Shoes, color B: River Bank Grass, color C: Paprika, Color D: Mushroom Hunting, 1 skein each, 4 skeins total.

Gauge: 26 sts/38 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect the finished size and yardage.

Needles: US #3/3.25 mm straight or circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Waste yarn, crochet hook, and tapestry needle.