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Hon Cowl

Knitting
January 2018
The Knitting Boutique Hon Maryland Showcase
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 yards (400 m)
One size
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Hi, Hon! People from Baltimore are familiar with this greeting and the beehive-hairdo’d ladies who wield it. With this cheery pink cowl, I used big welted sections to echo the original kind of beehive, with a little easy lace thrown in for interest. The cowl gradually increases in circumference as you go, meaning it cascades gorgeously into a fashion layer with no styling effort.

The Hon Cowl is the featured Maryland Showcase pattern for The Knitting Boutique for February 2018.

Skills:

  • I-cord cast-on and bind-off
  • knitting in the round
  • simple lace with increases and decreases
  • Welted sections are written with a “no purl” option for those who prefer!

Yarn:
1 skein The Knitting Boutique Hon Maryland Showcase (Wandering Wool Udaipur Fingering, 50% SW merino, 50% silk), 437 yds/400 m per 100g

Blocked Gauge:
25 stitches and 38 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette using smaller needles.

Blocked Size:
22”/55 cm circumference at top, 30”/76 cm circumference at bottom, 14”/36 cm deep.

Tools:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Needles:

  • US 4 (3.5-mm) 16”/40 cm or 24”/60 cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 5 (3.75-mm) 16”/40 cm or 24”/60 cm circular needles for I-cord bind-off, or two sizes larger than smaller needle.

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