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Heximaze

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches
in double-knit stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
230 - 300 yards (210 - 274 m)
Small: 5.25”/13.25 cm tall, 26.25”/66 cm circumference; Large: 5.25”/13.25 cm tall, 35”/89 cm circumference
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On a visit to my grandmother, I was intrigued by a wooden box with a brass medallion and learned my grandfather had bought it when he served in Vietnam in the 1970s. I couldn’t get the image out of my head, and I’d always wanted to try double knitting. Thus the Heximaze Cowl was born.

This cowl starts with an invisible cast on in two colors, uses double knitting in the round to create the reversible (mirror-image) main body, and ends with Kitchener stitch for a smooth finish. Sample is knit in the Large size in a cashmere blend, which shows colorwork beautifully while still having just the slightest cashmere halo. The softness of the yarn, paired with the double thickness, makes a wonderfully squishy and warm cowl that will stand up to the wind.

Skills:
Double knitting

Sizes:

  • Small: 5.25”/13.25 cm tall, 26.25”/66 cm circumference
  • Large: 5.25”/13.25 cm tall, 35”/89 cm circumference

Sample shown in Size L.

Yarn:
Two colors high-contrast DK yarn

  • Small: 115 yards/105 m of each color
  • Large: 150 yards/137 m of each color

Sample shown in Knit Picks Capra DK (85% merino, 15%
cashmere) in Celestial and Turmeric.

Blocked Gauge:
16.5 stitches and 27.5 rounds over 4”/10 cm in double-knit stockinette

Tools:

  • 3-4 stitch markers to place between chart repeats, if desired
  • Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends

Needles:
Two U.S. size 6/4.0 mm needles circular needles or size needed to get gauge

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