This structural cowl with its unique construction, uses short rows and subtle shaping to create the illusion of volume with just one skein of yarn. Knit in the round from the top down, these three tiers create a stacked effect mimicking the look of a double wrapped cowl. A slightly looser gauge creates a light and springy fabric that is easy to wear and perfect for any season.
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1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh DK
100% superwash merino wool
225yds/205m per skein
OR 225yds/205m other DK weight yarn
Sample shown in Sequoia
US 8 / 5 mm circular needle, 16"
Contrasting stitch markers — 2
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4"/10cm
in Stockinette stitch
Top Tier: 17 ¾" / 45 cm
Middle Tier: 20" / 51 cm
Bottom Tier: 22 ¼" / 56.5 cm
Approximately 7" / 18 cm at back neck.
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Arbutus is part of the book ISLAND, a collection of handknits designed by Jane Richmond and inspired by Vancouver Island.