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Móin (the Irish for peat) is a cowl worked in two colours, with a cable motif worked over a striped garter stitch background. The pattern is worked in the round, and is written in two sizes. The cable is inspired by classic rope cables that often feature on Aran designs. Only one color is used in each round; the cable stitches are slipped in Contrast Colour rounds. 
Cable instructions are given in both charted and written form. 

Size (at gauge given)
Small: circumference 56 cm / 22”. Depth 20 cm / 8”. Large: circumference 78 cm / 30.75”. Depth 29 cm / 11.5”.

Yarn Worsted weight yarn in the following quantities:
Small size: MC 99 m / 108 yds. CC 86 m / 90 yds.
Large size: MC 198 m / 217 yds. CC 173 m / 188 yds.

Samples use Stolen Stitches ‘Nua Worsted’ (60% Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Linen; 109 yds / 100 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g).
Large sample: MC: Unexpected Macaw, 2 skeins. CC: Late Night Blues, 2 skeins.
Small sample: MC: Cerebellum, 1 skein. CC: Chalk & Plum, 1 skein.

4mm, or size needed to achieve gauge, 50 - 60 cm / 20 - 24” long circular, or double pointed needles. The smaller circular needle would suit small size cowl best.

Additional Materials
Removable markers, tapestry needle, scissors, cable needle.
Towel, pins, foam mats or suitable flat surface for blocking. 

18 sts and 40 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch, in the round, blocked.
Cable measures 1.5” / 4 cm at widest point.

Notes for printing 
My hope is to enable knitters, if working from printed copies, to print only what you need. The pattern purchase includes three separate files. Please use the one that suits you best:

1. All the information, includes chart and written instructions for the cable motif. 
2. Chart only instructions for the cable motif. 
3. Written only instructions for the cable motif. 

This pattern was originally published in 'Cosy Knits' by Carol Feller.
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This purchase is for a digital knitting pattern containing instructions to make your own version of the pictured handknit cowl.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (2MB)
  • PDF (2MB)
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