You & You Too by Deb Hoss

You & You Too

Knitting
May 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
470 - 500 yards (430 - 457 m)
11½" / 29.2 cm or 12½" / 31.8 cm in height by 32" / 81.3 cm circumference at the neckline tapering to 38" / 96.5 cm at the hem.
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My sentimentally named You & You Too design is a lace cowl that I’ve worked up twice – first in sport weight (purple) wool and then again in a similar weight (blue) cotton. Although making both was not my original intent (I got to work on one while waiting for yarn delivery of the other), once done I felt their differing characters and multi season appeal warranted dual display. These cowls are worked from the top down, in the round, beginning with a tall rib. Openwork Rib Lace – an easy to master 4 row repeat – is worked throughout its middle, its 5 stitch version gradually transitioning to 6 as it tapers to the hem, and finishes with a shorter rib.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• Wool version: 11½“ / 29.2 cm in height by 32” / 81.3 cm circumference at the neckline tapering to 38” / 96.5 cm at the hem
• Cotton version: 12½” / 31.8 cm in height with same tapering circumferences as above.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yards / 166 m per 50g skein); color – Crocus #115;
3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approx. 500 yds / 460 m.
Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Leeward #703; 3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approx. 470 yds / 430 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
• 1 24” / 60 cm US5 / 3.75mm circular or size to obtain gauge

Notions
• Stitch markers (varying colors helpful)
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking, blocking wires optional

GAUGE (after blocking)
Chickadee:
– 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
– 23.8 sts and 40 rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in 6 st openwork rib lace
Willet:
– 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
– 23.8 sts and 35.8 rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in 6 st openwork rib lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing (skp, k2tog) and increasing (yo, kfb).

5 page pdf includes pattern instructions, lace charts and text descriptions, photographs, schematics, links to online tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

Insight about its naming inspiration may be found here.