Moraga Cowl by Juliana Lustenader

Moraga Cowl

November 2018
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Final Size: 26" around neck by 18" long in front
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The Moraga Cowl is inspired by Moraga Street, one of the most inspiring streets for artists in San Francisco. The top of the street is home to the famous Moraga Steps, a tall set of stairs intricately decorated with mosaic tiles depicting the city’s natural wild life. The end of the road meets Ocean Beach, where local street artists use the sea wall as a canvas for their tags and original murals. The swirling colors of the Moraga Cowl are reminiscent of the murals found at either end of Moraga Street.

Knit with one strand of Malabrigo Sock and another of Malabrigo Silkpaca held together, the Moraga Cowl first starts like a traditional triangular shawl with a garter tab CO. After a few repeats of a simple lace and garter pattern, the cowl is joined in the round. The pattern comes with video and photo instructions for this joining section. The natural point of the cowl is maintained in the round until all sts are bound off.

Final Size: 26” around neck by 18” long in front.

Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rounds = 4” in Stockinette.

Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo Sock (440 yrds / 402 m, 100g / 3.53 oz, 100% superwash merino wool) in color Abril and an optional 1 skein of Malabrigo Silkpaca (420 yrds / 384 m, 50g / 1.76 oz, 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) in color Abril, or any fingering weight yarn to obtain gauge.

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular needles, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.

Other Materials: Stitch markers (4), darning needle.

Skills Needed:
Knitting in the round
Simple Lace
Garter Tab (free video tutorial)
Picking up sts
3-Needle Bind Off

Please come ask questions and share either in-progress or FO photos in the Juliana Lustenader Designs group!

This pattern is one of two Malabrigo Quickie patterns released in Fall 2018. Quickie patterns are those made with 1 or 2 skeins of Malabrigo yarn.