Subduction Zone by Kat Archer

Subduction Zone

March 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One size fits most. 50” circumference and 8” wide.
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This dramatic double-loop cowl utilizes a simple cable pattern to create a fantastically cozy and squishy accessory. The swooping planes of the fabric are reminiscent of tectonic plates diving below each other and are the inspiration for the pattern’s name. Worked in heavy-worsted weight yarn, it’s quicker to knit than you might think, and more fun to wear than you can imagine.

Yarn - 420 yards heavy-worsted weight yarn. Teal sample shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Single Silk (50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk; 500yds/225g skein), colorway Tempest. Pale blue sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino (100% merino; 420 yards/4 ounce skein), colorway Mica.
Gauge - 16 sts = 4” in stockinette stitch. Measured after blocking.
Needles - US 10 (6 mm) needle OR size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions - Cable needle, tapestry needle.
Skill level - Advanced beginner (cabling, grafting).
Size/Finished measurements - One size fits most. 46” circumference and 7” wide. Measured after blocking.