Sea Breeze Cowl-Poncho by Julia Farwell-Clay

Sea Breeze Cowl-Poncho

Knitting
June 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
480 - 640 yards (439 - 585 m)
S, M, L, XL

The Sea Breeze Cowl-Poncho demonstrates positive and negative ease in the cleverest and most stylish of ways. Wear it around the neck, and it’s loose. Pull it down around the shoulders, and it’s a snug embrace.

It’s a breeze to make. The twisted stitches are a diversion, a quick bit of magic.

Notes
When swatching for Criss-Cross Pattern, experiment with how loosely or tightly you work the triple wraps. If you work them too tightly, it will be difficult to slide the sts along the needle; if you work them too loosely, you may end up with uneven loops. You might find it helpful to place a removable stitch marker 10 sts ahead to keep track of the number of sts to wrap while working each repeat.

Materials
— Sweater by Spud & Chloë [100 g skeins, each approx 160 yds (146 m), 55% superwash wool / 45% certified organic cotton]: 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins Beluga
— Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long
— Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long, or size to achieve gauge
— Removable stitch markers
— Tapestry needle

Knitted Measurements
— Circumference, at bottom edge: 42 (48, 53 , 56)“ [108.5 (122, 135.5, 142) cm]
— Circumference, at neck edge: 28 , 32, 35 , 37 )” [72.5 (81.5, 90, 94.5) cm]
— Length: 13 (15, 16 , 18)“ [35 (38, 42, 45.5) cm]
NOTE: Cowl is intended to fit over shoulders and upper arms.

Gauge
18 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Criss-Cross Pattern, using larger needle