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Barbed Wire Cowl


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Barbed wire? Around your neck? Seriously? If it's this lovely cowl, you can. Scrunch the small version up near your neck, or wrap the longer version multiple times for extra warmth. This cowl is knit in the round. It features a travelling stitch motif on a purled background. The Barbed Wire Motif is both charted and written. Yarn requirements: DK weight merino or merino blend 140 - 175 yards (130 - 160 m) for size Small 275 - 375 yards (250 - 345 m) for size Large BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round GAUGE 23 stitches and 30 rounds/4" (10 cm) in Barbed Wire pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: 24" (61 cm) circumference and 5.75" (14.6 cm) wide Large: 48" (122 cm) circumference and 5.75" (14.6 cm) wide SUGGESTED YARN 375 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Dye2Spin 100% Merino DK COLORWAY Hard Day's Work

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle at least 16" long
  • cable needle (optional)
  • tapestry needle

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LaurieBea Knitting
LaurieBea Knitting
I've crocheted just about my whole life. I taught myself to knit in the early 2000s and haven't slowed down since. I've also gone through counted cross-stitch and needlepoint periods. I almost always modify knitting patterns I like, so in 2011 I started designing and publishing my own patterns. All of the patterns that I sell have been tech edited and test knit before release.