Estimar by Ysolda Teague


November 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
404 - 606 yards (369 - 554 m)
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The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).

A reversible cabled cowl in two lengths—the shorter one can be worn as a single loop and the longer can be wrapped twice. The reversible cables are worked just like traditional cables but in one by one rib. This means that each cable cross involves twice as many stitches as are visible on the right side and consequently I highly recommend working them with a cable needle. The cowl is worked as a long, flat piece. It begins and ends with stockinette tubes which are grafted together to form a loop. Grafting in stockinette solves the problem of grafting opposite ends of a ribbed piece, which will always be visible misaligned by half a stitch. A twist is trapped within this stockinette section by arranging the stitches so that they’re offset by quarter of a round. The longer version is also twisted before grafting so that it’s easy to arrange in pleasing folds and has more interest when worn without double wrapping.

404[606]yds / 370[555]m of sport weight yarn with good stitch definition.

Shown in De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% merino, 202 yds / 185m, 50g) in
Potimarron for short cowl
Goéland for long cowl

The samples used 2[3] full balls of the suggested yarn, but if you are running out the final repeat can easily be omitted.

Size US 4 / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm and 32” / 80cm circular needles
Size US 6 / 4mm straights or 24” / 60cm or longer circular

Cable needle, scrap yarn, marker