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“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." (Howard Zinn)

Small Acts uses mirrored cables of two sizes, with a moss stitch background and garter stitch edging. The repetitive nature of the cables creates a sturdy and satisfying design and is ideal for those new to cabling.

Knitting is always a process of repeating small acts; stitch by stitch we build our fabric. The repetition of the cables in this design echos that concept. Maybe not world changing, but neck warming at the very least!

This design is a two-in-one as you can create either a scarf or a cowl. The cowl is formed by overlapping the ends by 5cm and sewing three buttons in place through both layers as shown in the photographs.

The pattern is fully charted and also fully written.

Suggested Yarn
Drops Alaska, aran weight, (100% wool), 70m per 50g ball,
Cowl; 40 – Grey Pink, 4 x 50g balls
Scarf; 52 - Dark Turquoise, 9 x 50g balls

5mm (US 8), straight or circular, or needles required to achieve stated tension

Cable needle
Tapestry needle

Notions for Cowl
3 x 20mm buttons
Sewing thread to match yarn or buttons
Sewing needle

1 repeat of chart measures 19cm/71⁄2“ wide x 8cm/31⁄4“ high after wet blocking (washing and drying flat).

Finished Measurements
Cowl (before sewing buttons to join): 19 x 85cm (7.5 x 33.5”)
Scarf: 19 x 221cm (7.5 x 87”)

The pattern is provided in both charted and written form.
You will get a PDF (9MB) file

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