Rookery by Sara Gresbach


October 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches
in Twisted Rib
US 11 - 8.0 mm
325 - 350 yards (297 - 320 m)
7.5"/19cm wide by 55"/140cm circumference (adjustable)
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Reminiscent of intertwined twigs forming nests, circular cables transverse this cozy cowl, which can be worn long and draped for drama, or doubled up for snuggly warmth.

The fun-to-work twisted ribbing on either side of the central cable adds texture and structure. The bulky merino worked at this gauge is heaven to knit and to wear.

Finished Measurements (approximate):
Width: 7.5”/19 cm
Length (adjustable): 55”/140 cm-
At this length, the cowl can easily be wrapped around neck twice with room for drape and styling.

10 sts & 7 rows = 2”/5 cm in Twisted Rib pattern after blocking
Note: gauge is not crucial since this is not a fitted garment, however, differences in gauge are likely to affect total yardage used. The most important thing to consider when choosing a needle size is the resulting texture: the goal is a loose, airy texture, without being β€œsee-through” or leaving holes when working cables.

-327 yards/300 m of Cloudborn Fibers Superwash Merino Bulky (100% merino; 109 yards/100 meters per 100 grams/3.53
ounces). Shown in Shaela Heather.
-US #11/8.0mm needles or size needed for gauge
-Cable needle
-Stitch markers (2)
-Scrap yarn for casting on
-Crochet hook for casting on
-Tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends
-Spare needle in similar size for working 3-needle bind-off (optional)