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Circular Reasoning

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Circular Reasoning is worked in the round, beginning with a two colour stranded colourwork pattern and ending with alternating bands of stranded colourwork and slipped stitch texture. The ends are then grafted together to make a seamless double loop cowl. While the slipped stitch pattern adds a textural element, you can also do the entire scarf in stranded colourwork, in which case you will need 463 yds/423 m of Dyed in the Wool and 926 yds/846 m of Debauchery (or 463 yds/423 m of sport weight yarn).

Size
6.5 in wide x 46 in circumference/16.5 cm wide x 117 cm circumference

Yarn
Colour A: Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 200 yds/183m per 2.11 oz/60g); Shades of Earth: 383 yds/350m
Colour B: Spincycle Yarns Debauchery (100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 500 yds/457m per 1.76 oz/50g); Wrath: 1000 yds/914m. (This yarn held double throughout.)

Needles
US 4/3.5 mm in your preferred format for working small circumference in the round
U 2.5/3.0 mm (or 1-2 sizes smaller than stranded colourwork needle) in your preferred format for working small circumference in the round
Crochet hook for provisional cast on

Gauge
33 sts = 4 in/10 cm in stranded colourwork and slipped stitch pattern in the round, blocked. (The stranded colourwork uses the larger needle size; you may need to go down 1-2 needle sizes for the slipped stitch pattern.)
31 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in stranded colourwork on larger needle
52 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in slipped stitch pattern on smaller needle with Debauchery held double

Notions
stitch marker(s), yarn needle, scrap yarn for provisional cast on

About the Yarns
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool is a 2-ply light sport weight yarn, with each ply slowly changing colour to give long, evolving colour changes. Spincycle Debauchery is a laceweight 2-ply tonally dyed yarn, held double here for a similar gauge. Both yarns are made from Bluefaced Leicester wool, a soft, long-stapled wool that gives good drape and lustre, and will develop a slight fuzzy halo. When choosing yarns for your project, look for soft, plied wool or wool blends with a bit of a halo.
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