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Switchback Cowl


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Sinuous curves of lace wind their way through this lovely cowl, reminiscent of the way narrow roads zigzag up steep slopes. It's small enough to tuck into your purse in anticipation of a cold day, but generous enough to keep your neck cozy and warm. This is the perfect project for a luxuriously soft yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit yarn-over decrease work in the round GAUGE 4" = 18.5 sts and 19 rounds in Travelling Vine Stitch, blocked Note: yarns shown usually knit at 21-23 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 24" Length: 15"

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  • 250 yards DK weight yarn
  • US 6 (4mm) 16-24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • stitch marker

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Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a theatrical costume designer, is a strong influence on her design sense, and many patterns reference styles from the 1920s through the 1960s. Kira's family history of Danish Modern furniture design is also an important influence on her patterns, resulting in garments and accessories with clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. I teach classes around the San Francisco Bay Area. See upcoming classes at I am also available for private lessons by appointment. If you would like to be notified about new patterns and upcoming classes, please go to my website and sign up for my e mail list.