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The Astoria Cowl


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Designed by myself, this chunky cowl is part of a series of cowls I'm doing inspired by New York, my home state. They are designed to be comfortable, fun to knit, and perfect to wear with a stylish wool coat or a denim jacket. The Astoria Cowl was named after the northern section of Queens, bordering the East River. You may not be familiar with this beautiful area of NYC, but I'm sure you've seen it a hundred times and just didn't know it. Thousands of films and television shows have featured the view of the Triborough Bridge and Manhattan, especially at night. Go ahead - "Google it" (as my mother would say). This is the breathtaking view that has inspired so many people, including me. And if you ever visit this spot, especially on a crisp autumn or chilly winter evening with the wind whipping off the East River, wear your Astoria Cowl. Suggested yarns: Anything super bulky. (Suggested yarn is "Hometown USA", by Lion Brand. 2 Skeins.) Needle size: 13 (9.0mm) YES you may sell items made from this pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic Knitting Skills GAUGE approximately 10 sts + 16 rows per 4 inches. (garter stitch) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 8.5 x 38 inches SUGGESTED YARN 162 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Hometown USA, by Lion Brand COLORWAY Los Angeles Tan

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  • Cable needle
  • Super Bulky Yarn
  • Size 13 (9.0mm) Knitting Needles

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I adore knitting and crocheting. I don't understand how people can sit and watch a movie and NOT be knitting or crocheting! Such wasted opportunity. =) My mother taught me how to do both right about the time I started Kindergarten. And here I am 40 years later, designing my own patterns. Although I still do buy quite a few from fellow designers! In my spare time I enjoy (duh!) knitting and crocheting, reading my Nook, walking... spare time is limited these days with nursing classes. If only I could find a way to knit while I study...