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Cachou Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cachou Cowl
Cachou Cowl
Cachou Cowl
Cachou Cowl
Cachou Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • simple lace
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Originally published in Tanis Fiber Arts' Year in Colour Club, Cachou (a little candy used to decorate sweets) is a delicious springtime cowl knit in a simple lace pattern with your choice of either rolled or scalloped edges. The pattern is written for two weights of yarn, Aran or worsted weight and fingering weight, and comes in three sizes: a standard cowl, an infinity scarf that can be worn draped or wrapped once around the neck, and an even longer infinity scarf that can be worn draped, wrapped once for a loose, lacey cowl, or wrapped twice for a frothy confection. This is a quick knit - all versions of the cowl but the Large Aran weight version take just one skein of yarn - and it is lovely in variegated hues.

Specific yardage requirements:
115 (205, 285) yds/ 105 (190, 260) m [165 (325, 420) yds/ 150 (300, 385) m] of Aran or worsted [Fingering weight] yarn

Sizes:
Aran weight version [Fingering weight version]

Small (Medium, Large)

Circumference: 22.5 (41.5, 54.5)"/ 57 (106, 139) cm [21.25 (42.75, 53.25")/ 54 (108.5, 135.5) cm]
Height: 7 (8, 9.25)"/ 18 (20.5, 23.5) cm

Samples shown in Aran weight, Medium with a rolled border (pink) and Fingering weight, Large with a scalloped border (purple).

Technical Editing by Alison Green Will.

Gauge:

18 sts & 24 rows [24 sts & 34 rows] = 4"/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles

15 sts & 23 rows [18 sts & 25 rows] = 4"/10 cm in Diagonal Madeira Lace on smaller needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (Medium, Large) = Circumference: 22.5 (41.5, 54.5)"/ 57 (106, 139) cm [21.25 (42.75, 53.25")/ 54 (108.5, 135.5) cm] Height: 7 (8, 9.25)"/ 18 (20.5, 23.5) cm

Materials:

  • 115 (205, 285) yds/ 105 (190, 260) m [165 (325, 420) yds/ 150 (300, 385) m]of Aran or worsted [Fingering] weight yarn
  • US 8 (5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) [US 6 (4 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm)] circular needles, 16 (32, 32)"/40 (80, 80) cm in length

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

115 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran or Blue Label Fingering

Colorway:

Pink Grapefruit or Thrills
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Beginner
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall
Neckwear
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