In the Loop by Melissa Clulow

In the Loop

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
919 yards (840 m)
One Size: 50” (127 cm) circumference 11” (28 cm) tall
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This pretty, graphic cowl can be worn long or doubled, revealing both sides of the striped fabric which features 2-row repeats on the outside and 2” repeats on the inside. The pattern calls for five colours of Rowan’s soft and fluffy Alpaca Classic.

The cowl’s outer loop is knit with smaller needles than the lining. Although this seems counterintuitive, it will ensure that the whole piece is soft and stretchy and that you make the most of your yardage.

YARN:
Rowan Alpaca Classic –
(57% Alpaca, 43% Cotton; 120 m / 131 y)
You will need 2 balls each of MC and CC1 and 1 ball each of CC2, CC3, and CC4. Please note there will be minimal leftovers of CC2, CC3, and CC4.

Main Color (MC): Noir 103
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): Snowflake White
115 Contrast Color 2 (CC2): Golden Girl 114
Contrast Color 3 (CC3): Soft Satin 116
Contrast Color 4 (CC4): Feather Grey 101

NEEDLES:
4.0 mm (US 6) 40-inch circular knitting needles
– or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5 mm (US 7) 40-inch circular knitting needles
– or one size larger than gauge needle (for lining)

GAUGE:
22 sts per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needles