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Pula! Pula!


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Pula, in Setswana, literally means "rain" and for the people of Botswana it symbolizes peace, happiness and abundance of life. Thus is the inspiration for my Pula! Pula! cowl. Yarn overs and knit stitches create the illusion of raindrops on a reverse stockinette background and give the cowl texture and interest. Enjoy and may peace and happiness be with you! This pattern is worked in a light DK weight yarn and knit in the round on US size 6 circular needles. It is knit from the bottom up with the wrong side facing so as to reduce the amount of purling required. Skills needed include casting on and binding off, knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, yarn overs and purling two stitches together. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Casting on and binding off knit and purl Knitting in the round Yarn overs Purling 2 stitches together GAUGE 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size SUGGESTED YARN 260 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash COLORWAY 1117/Light Grey

Supplies Needed

  • US 6/4 mm 24" circular needle
  • 2 skeins Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash [100% Superwash Fine Merino Wool; 130yd/118m to 50g/1.70oz]. Shown in 1117/Light Grey
  • 1 stitch marker

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