Stratus Cowl by Sarah Solomon
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Stratus Cowl

Knitting
January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Seeded Rib (in the round)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
328 yards (300 m)
One size
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YARN
Approximately 328 yards DK weight yarn, preferably an alpaca blend
2 skeins Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino (60% baby suri/ 40% merino; 164 yds/100g)
Sample shown in Fog (Color 413)

GAUGE
25 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in Seeded Rib Stitch in the round, unstretched, before blocking
20 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in Seeded Rib Stitch in the round, blocked and slightly stretched

NEEDLES and NOTIONS
Set of double-pointed needles (DPN’s) or 24-inch circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested size: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Set of double-pointed needles or circular needle in one size larger than gauge needle, for stretchy cast on
Suggested size: US 8 (5.0 mm)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Unblocked: Circumference: 19”; Height: 16”
Blocked: Circumference: 24”; Height: 14 ½”
Cowl can be wet-blocked or left unblocked based on desired fabric.