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Tectum Deep Within the Hive Flat Cowl


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Tectum - means a cover or shield -it is also the word for cell as in the cells of the honeycomb. Pattern is both written and charted - with US and metric equivalents. Free support happily provided - A dual sided reversible cowl with different and unique texture on each side. Works up fast with super bulky yarn and big needles. Adjustments can be made in width by adding (or subtracting) any multiple of 2 stitches at CO, likewise adjustments in length can be made by working more or fewer rows. Simple to knit lace stitch pattern. The stitch pattern chart/description seems complex but is truly very simple ~ once you've done a few reps it nearly knits itself! Needs blocking for full effect. Suggest using a yarn with a high natural fiber content - for blocking memory. Materials: 90 yd/82 meter (=) super bulky yarn ~ Sample used 1 hank of Malabrigo Rasta, I highly recommend using the Rasta! US 17/12.75 mm or US 15/10 mm needles ~ I knit tightly, and used US 17/12.75 mm for sample - if you knit loosely try the US 15/10 mm Row counter Tapestry needle ~ to sew in ends Blocking wires or 'T' pins Blocking surface 2 (+) pairs of different 1.25" -1.5" (3 - 4 cm) buttons ~ will be sewn together back to back to create 'anywhere' buttons Elastic thread ~ for buttons Gauge: Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage and size For yarn/needle selection = 8 sts = 4" (10 cm) Sample post-blocking measurements = 9" by 29.5" (23 by 75 cm) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl yarn over blocking CO & BO slipped stitch K3tog GAUGE 2 stitches per inch in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 9" by 29" after blocking with one hank you can make it as long as you like with more yarn SUGGESTED YARN 90 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN malabrigo Rasta COLORWAY porhinno

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 17 (12.75 mm) needles
  • OR US 15 (10 mm) needles
  • row counter

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