Kick Up Your Heels by Sarah Shoo

Kick Up Your Heels

December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 230 yards (183 - 210 m)
One Size
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In the later 1920s, dress hemlines were getting shorter, and this meant women could move their legs more when dancing. Sheath dress styles made it difficult to do more than move the legs at the knee, so many dances consisted of kicking the feet about. The Charleston was one such style where dancers kicked their heels enthusiastically. The border is reminiscent of dancers moving back and forth with one another and mimics that kicking movement.

Now, to “kick up your heels” means to do something with excitement and enthusiasm. Because of the DK weight quickness, you’ll knit this “scowl” with excitement at how soon you’ll be able to wear it.

Knit from charts, this cowl drapes like a shawl, but without those pesky ends getting in your way while you cut a rug.

Yarn Sun Valley Fibers DK Bluefaced Leicester, 230 yards per 104 g, or yarn with similar gauge (approximately 200-230 yards needed, 180-210 m) Sample knit in Poolside colorway
Measurements Neck Circumference 24” (61 cm), Bottom Circumference 38” (96.5 cm)