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Hill Country Cowl

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The Hill Country Cowl was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Hill Country Weavers, a local yarn shop in Austin, TX. The colorwork motif represents the journey, obstacles and triumphs this well- known and renewed LYS has sure to have faced over the years. May many more successful years follow!

YARN
• 220 yds/200 m for each color.
• DK weight
• Bouncy and soft, with good stitch
definition.
• ND DK (100% Superwash Merino,
231 yds/253 m/100g). 1 skein in Pebble (MC), 1 skein in Nightshade (CC).

NEEDLES
• US7(4.5mm), 9(5.5mm), 10(6 mm) sizes or size needed to obtain gauge, (note: I am a tight knitter so chances are you will need to go down a needle size or two to match my gauge), 24 in./60 cm circular needle and after blocking.

NOTIONS
• Stitch markers
• Darning/tapestry needle

SIZES
• Circumference: 24 in./61 cm; Front Length: 21 in./53.5 cm; Back Length: 6 in./15
cm.

GAUGE
• 19 sts and 24 rows over 4 in./10 cm in St. st with US 9 (5.5 mm) and after blocking.
• 19 sts and 24 rows over 4 in./10 cm in Colorwork with US 10 (6 mm) and

CONSTRUCTION
The construction of this cowl consists of two main sections. The first section is a top-down triangular shawl featuring lateral braid stripes, worked until the right number of stitches is reached, then joined in the round for the second section where the colorwork motif is knit. The cowl will still be increasing in stitch count for this second section but only at the triangular tip at the front.
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