Rustic Days by Patty Nance

Rustic Days

May 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
One size
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Casual, comfortable, a little nubbly and deliciously rustic, this cowl is the perfect accent for your favorite white blouse and jeans. And boots. Definitely boots.

Required Skills: increase, decrease, provisional cast on, graft in kitchener stitch
One Size
Finished Measurements: 9” width; 60” circumference
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished garment. It may be necessary to unravel gauge swatch and re-use the yarn. Take time to check gauge.
Yarn: Worsted weight gradient yarn in two different colorways; 220 yards per colorway. Model shown in Cascade Yarns Tangier (50% Silk, 16% Cotton, 17% Rayon, 17% Acrylic; 220 yd/100g): 1 ball each of Beach #11 (A) and Sunset Beach #17 (B)
Needles: US 8/5.0mm straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; circular needle one size smaller than project needle, at least 20” in length
Crochet hook: size H/5.0mm
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Yarn needle
Optional: Ball winder and yarn scale