Cowl Shell by Myrna Batten

Cowl Shell

June 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.25 mm (D)
540 - 760 yards (494 - 695 m)
81.3 (91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 121.9) cm; 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) inches.
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I designed this pattern with the drape and stretch of soy in mind (silk or any fiber that tends to stretch when worn would also work nicely). If choosing to knit this with a material other than the one recommended, please use the washed and worn gauge included with the pattern. Knit from the bottom up with little seaming (shoulder seams only). It is a quick and flattering project.

Gauge above is UNWASHED… Washed and blocked gauge (taken from the top after being washed and worn for a day) is:

20 sts = 10 cm (4”)

Also, if using a yarn other than the recommended (or other yarn that stretches with wear) ensure that you compensate for the length of the garment when knitting, especially in the armholes. They are tight to accommodate the stretching of the soy. I would suggest 1.5cm (.5”) - 2.5cm(1”) depending on how loose you like the arm holes.

Errata: There is a typo in the instructions. Ignore the second 11.4cm/4.5” in the instructions after the decreases for the waist shaping…

Also the neckline should say β€œpick up and knit” not just pick up….