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Carrousel Cowl

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    • Knitting pattern for textured, colorful cowl in multiple gauges
    • Suitable for advanced beginners

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    This cowl knits up quickly in a simple slipped stitch pattern adapted from Barbara Walker’s book A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Instructions are given for worsted, aran, and chunky yarn. Three colors of yarn are needed.

    Finished measurements: approximately 51 cm around and 14 cm tall in worsted-weight yarn, 51 cm around and 15 cm tall in aran-weight yarn, and 52 cm around and 18 cm tall in chunky-weight yarn

    Gauge (in blocked Carrousel Check stitch): 4.75 stitches to 2.5 cm in worsted-weight yarn, 4 stitches to 2.5 cm in aran-weight yarn, or 3.5 stitches to 2.5 cm in chunky-weight yarn

    Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Three colors of worsted-, aran-, or chunky-weight yarn: 65 m of color 1, 30 m of color 2, and 30 m of color 3 for the worsted-weight version; 60 m of color 1, 25 m of color 2, and 25 m of color 3 for the aran-weight version; or 60 m of color 1, 25 m of color 2, and 25 m of color 3 for the chunky-weight version
    • 40-cm circular needles in the correct size, or whatever is needed to obtain gauge: 4.5 mm/US 7 for the worsted-weight version, 5.0 mm/US 8 for the aran-weight version, or 6.0 mm/US 10 for the chunky-weight version
    • Stitch marker
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends