An elegantly shaped cowl worked in the round from the top down, Fraxinus highlights the beautiful tonal range and stitch definition of a lustrous yarn.
The stitch patterns all feature the same, repeated ‘v’ shape formed from simple yarn overs, decreases and slipped stitch cables. By progressively working these further apart the fabric becomes less dense and the cowl widens to flow over the shoulders — without any change in stitch count. The repeated elements and lack of shaping make for a fun project that’s interesting without requiring too much concentration.
All of the cables involve just two or three stitches and although directions are given for working them with a cable needle this is a great project on which to try cabling without a needle. See cabling without a cabling needle for details
To maintain the flow of the allover stitch patterns the end of the round shifts between repeats. On some rounds this means that you will end a round part way through a repeat. Simply re-position the EOR as directed without working the remaining stitches of that repeat.
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24 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round
One size available.
Finished circumference at top: 20” / 50cm
Finished circumference at bottom: 32” / 80cm
Finished length: 14” / 35cm
438 yds/ 400m of fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drapeShown in The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering (70% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 438 yds / 400m, 3.53oz / 100g) in Space Oddity
Needles and notions
US 3 / 3.25mm 24" / 60cm circular
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