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Worked entirely in stockinette stitch, Ripken is a cowl that takes full advantage of the softness and beauty of cashmere. There is no texture or lace that breaks the even surface of the fabric, and the stripes on the bias add just the right amount of interest to this piece. Ripken is a versatile accessory. Wrap it around your neck once, twice or even three times, wear it like a shawl or as a hooded scarf. Be creative and try out other color combinations. Maybe a light beige and grey for a subtle office shawl? Or something crazy that pops out? Or just go with your alltime favourites. Either way you decide, Ripken will be a good companion to you from fall to spring. Yardage requirements: 2 skeins in Charaxes Tiridate 156 g / 586 yds / 536 m used for sample 1 skein in Chester Cricket 32 g / 121 yds / 110 m used for sample Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off kitchener stitch grafting GAUGE 11 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches in stockinette, blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 79 [200 cm] long and 12 [30 cm] wide before grafting SUGGESTED YARN 700 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cephalopod Yarns COLORWAY Charaxes Tiridate, Chester Cricket

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  • piece of waste yarn
  • darning needle

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Hey there, I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife. In my secret second life I design knitwear. I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I spend my time combining colors, shapes and textures into freewheeling designs that are uniquely my own. I've been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small, and I've also self-published my own patterns and e-books. I love collaborating with creative types from all over the world.