Strange Magic by Sasha Ball Rives

Strange Magic

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 420 yards (320 - 384 m)
One Size
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Strange Magic is a striped cowl worked in the round to create a cozy loop. You begin by working a provisional cast on, and the increases and decreases shape the piece into a bias fabric. By using one solid & a coordinated variegated, the piece has overlapping areas of color where it looks as if it could be made from one yarn. Once finished, the ends are grafted together to create a seamless cowl with no wrong side! This piece would also look great in a single variegated yarn, as it would mix up the color and still show off the bias fabric!

Here is a link to a video tutorial showing how to do a crochet provisional cast on:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Needed: Basic Knitting skills, Provisional Cast-On, Increases & Decreases, Grafting
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 40” circumference X 5.5”wide
Gauge: 21 sts and 30 rows=4” in Stockinette Stitch

-1 skein each of 2 colors SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Spark, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Spark, 420 yards, 115 g. Shown in Main Color Smitten, Contrast Color Bewitched
(Or similar fingering weight yarn. The finished piece used approx. 102g of yarn)
-US Size 7, 16” Circular Needle (Or size to obtain correct gauge)
-Waste Yarn
-Stitch Markers
-Crochet Hook (For provisional cast on)
-Tapestry Needle

Strange Magic was available for a limited time as a free download to promote the Yarn Year Round Club.