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A dissipative beach is wide with a gentle slope, which allows waves to slowly wash over the beach face as they lose energy. The stitch pattern for the edge of this cowl is reminiscent of such long, undulating waves washing up onto a textured shore. The wonderfully dense feel of the Malabrigo Twist yarn makes this cowl extra squishy and warm in both sizes. Using less than one full skein of yarn in two colors, it is a great way to pair a highly variegated colorway with a coordinating solid or neutral, or utilize limited amounts of leftovers or handspun yarn. The cowl is knit from the bottom up in the round. The garter stitch stripes of this cowl can be knit without purling using a little trick explained in the pattern notes. The large size is long enough to wear scarf-like or wrapped twice around the neck. The small size is a typical cowl and stands about 1.5 inches taller than the large. GAUGE 3.5 sts/inch (14 sts/10 cm) and 8 rows/inch (32 rows/10 cm) in garter stitch knit flat SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: 22" (55.9 cm) circumference, 8.5" (21.6 cm) tall Large: 52" (132.1 cm) circumference, 7" (17.8 cm) tall SUGGESTED YARN 240 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Yarn Twist COLORWAY Indiecita, Natural, Teal Feather

Recommended with this pattern

  • 110-150 yards main color yarn
  • 50-90 yards contrast color yarn
  • size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles, either 16" or 32"

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Shoelaceswitcher Designs
Hi! My name is Alicia. I'm a knitting ecologist with a weakness for socks, shawls, and shiny pretty yarn. My designs reflect what I like to knit: simple, easy-to-work patterns appropriate for knitters-on-the-go that result in elegant, wearable garments. Other than knitting I love poetry, books, music, and science. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy (a.k.a. the Fiasco) and we have a very sweet cat, Calypso, and new kitten, Darwin.