Tyto Alba Cowl
Tyto Alba is worked from the bottom up in the round and features a striking central cabled panel complemented by a slipped stitch pattern to create a warm, bouncy fabric for those chilly days. The difference in the row gauge of the two patterns is used to positive effect, creating a dramatically shaped front section which sits perfectly where your coat closes; at the back there is less bulk, so the cowl sits comfortably against the back collar. Short rows are worked at the top of the cowl back to keep out those chilly winds!
Both written and charted instructions are provided.
Gauge 15 sts and 43 rounds = 10cm (4in) over the Elongated Purl Slip Stitch Pattern (as show in pattern Chart B) knitted in the round, after blocking.
Suggested needles 5mm (US 8) circular needle (40 – 60cm in length) + cable needle
Techniques: Knitting in the round Working cables Slipping stitches knit, purl, yo, knitting stitches together German Twisted cast on or preferred stretchy cast on German short rows
Suggested Yarn: Susan Crawford Barn - 100% British wool, a unique blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, DK weight, (225m / 246yds per 100g skein approx) 1 skein in the shade Dry Stone Wall
or an equivelent Bouncy DK yarn with good stitch defiition