Narbeth Cowl by Aleks Byrd

Narbeth Cowl

Knitting
February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
710 yards (649 m)
One
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The striking weaving patterns of Wales and Estonia inspired this geometric design, which is named after a village in Wales filled with treasured woven textiles in antiques shops. It’s perfect for knitting a modern piece in bold colours, or going for a more subtle effect.

  • This cowl is knit in the round to make a tube with the ends grafted together.
  • It begins with a provisional cast-on such as a crochet cast-on method with waste yarn.
  • Lock floats in sections where there are more than 7 stitches of one colour. This is done by crossing the floating yarn colour over the yarn used for knitting the next stitch.
  • The provisional cast-on in waste yarn is carefully undone to place the live stitches onto a second set of needles for grafting using the Kitchener stitch method.

YARN
Walcot Yarns Opus (Sport; 70% Falkland Merino;
30% baby alpaca, 325 m / 355 yd per 100g)
MC (Charcoal): 1 skein
CC: (Splashed White): 1 skein

NEEDLES
- 3mm (US2.5) 40 cm/16” circular needles x 2
› Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
correct tension.

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Stitch marker

GAUGE
16 sts x 13 rounds = 5 cm / 2” in pattern stitch after
blocking
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SIZE
› 15 cm / 6” wide
› 125.75 cm / 49.5” long