Port Angeles by Sloane Rosenthal

Port Angeles

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cabled pattern (as charted)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
340 - 380 yards (311 - 347 m)
One size; approximately 32” / 81 cm circumference at bottom and 23” / 58.5 cm at top; approximately 13.5” / 34 cm tall.
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A Gansey-inspired welt-and-rope-cable pattern adorns this luxurious cowl, which tapers gradually from top to bottom. Worked in the round in YOTH’s gorgeous Big Sister DK base, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend, Port Angeles is light enough for transition-season wear, but with enough wooly coziness for the heart of winter. Its size and shape are generous but not overwhelming, and the gradual narrowing helps the cowl lie gracefully around your neck, whether you’re pulling it up to snug your nose under it on a frigid night or wearing it without a coat as a colorful accessory on a warmer day. The stitch pattern is intuitive and easy to memorize, making this quick but engaging knit all but fly off your needles. Like many cabled projects, a darker colorway lends a sophisticated, grown-up touch, brights lend a fun-loving, youthful spirit, and whites, off-whites, and natural greys let both stitch-patterning and sheepiness shine to great effect.

Size
One size; approximately 32” / 81 cm circumference at bottom and 23” / 58.5 cm at top; approximately 13.5” / 34 cm tall.

Yarn
YOTH Yarns Big Sister (80% superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 231 yards / 212 meters per 100 grams), 2 skeins, or approximately 350 yards / 320 meters of DK-weight yarn. Sample shown in color “Kale.”

Gauge
17 sts and 28 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in Jacob’s Ladder Cable Pattern, after blocking.

Needles
One long (24” / 60 cm or longer) circular needle in size US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers (optional); cable needle (optional); tapestry needle.

Skills Required
Decreasing; knitting in the round; sewn bind-off.