Part of the Very Chic series, this oversized cowl features elongated cables, made extra fluid by dropping select stitches. Slight shaping makes it easy to wear over or under a coat, and the generous depth keeps both the neck and shoulders warm. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques & Skills Used: long-tail CO, knit/purl, cables, dropped stitches, decreasing, knitting in the round; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions. GAUGE Gauge: 16 st and 20 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; one cable is approximately 2.5" wide. The sample used almost all of two skeins; while gauge is not critical for this project, a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished cowl, and different yardage requirements. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: 15" tall and 18" circumference at top edge/24" circumference at bottom edge, after gentle blocking.