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The Ambrosia cowl is worked in the round as a seamless tube. The two textures of its body are connected on the diagonal with a slipped stitch chain worked as a simple one by two cable.
The pattern is knitted in Artesano Aran, a soft 50/50 wool-alpaca brend, a soft bouncy yarn that comes in many shades.
Difficulty Intermediate knit, purl, slipped stitches, simple cabling, knitting in the round and simple finishing.
Finished Measurements 21 in / 53.5 cm circumference and 9 in / 23 cm tall.
Gauge 14 sts and 26 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch using 5mm (US 8) needles, measured after light blocking without stretching. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.
Yarn Artesano Aran (50% superfine alpaca, 50% Peruvian highland wool; 144 yds / 132 m / 100g): #C859 walnut, 1 skein. Substitute with approximately 140 yds / 130 m of Aran weight yarn. Yarn amount may vary if using different yarn.
Needles and Notions Size 8 (5mm) 16 in / 40 cm circular needles or a set of double pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Markers, cable needle and tapestry needle.
14 sts and 26 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch
140 yards of Chunky weight
Katya Frankel loves designing garments and accessories for children and women. Her designs bridge classic style with modern techniques, resulting in timeless garments that are fun to knit.
Her first book, Boys' Knits, full of stylish, wearable knits for young boys, can be found here http://www.cooperativepress.com/shop/boys-knits/
Find more of her work at katyafrankel.com