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Copley Square Cowl


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Copley Square, Boston is one of my favorite places on earth. To me it is the heart of Boston. And one of the windiest places I've ever walked through in winter. This is my favorite cowl ever, a cowl that is pretty and lacy, but warm too. About one third of the cowl is my favorite lace, Snowdrop, the rest of the cowl is Moss Stitch. Both are lovely but simple stitches. A cowl that is all lace won't keep my neck warm. A cowl that is just solid isn't quite pretty enough. The lace shows in the front of the cowl giving an elegant facade, while the moss stitch gives warmth and looks nice from both sides. This cowl is the best of both worlds, pretty and practical and easy to knit. MadelineTosh Vintage is used in the photos, but any worsted weight wool, or DK weight cotton for spring, will work nicely. Three sizes: Short, Medium (pictured) and XL. The Medium wraps twice around the neck with extra length for a nice drape. Gauge: 16 sts = 4 ins in blocked Moss Stitch on larger needles. Finished Circumference: approximately 34 (44, 54 ) ins after blocking, 7 ins wide Materials: 200, (270, 330) yds MadelineTosh Vintage (Bloomsbury shown) or any soft worsted weight wool. Seam needle US Size 7 and 8, 29 in (or larger) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and Purl Knit in the Round GAUGE 16 sts = 4 ins in blocked Moss St. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 34, 44, 54 inches circumference SUGGESTED YARN 330 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Madeline Tosh Vintage COLORWAY Bloomsbury

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  • 200 - 330 yards worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 and 8 Circular needles

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!