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Manhattanhenge Cowl & Gloves

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Pattern includes instructions for both gloves and cowl.

Just as the sun aligns itself directly along the Manhattan street grid twice a year (the phenomenon known as “Manhattanhenge,” when the island’s rakish 29-degree angle lines up with the ever-shifting rise/set point of the sun), these gloves have fingers in alternating colors. You see the sun peeking through the buildings, right? The most dramatic viewing takes place in Midtown thanks to the skyscraper canyons, but you can experience the magical alignment anywhere on the island by facing east at sunrise or west at sunset.

The gloves, worked from the fingertips down, are finished off with chevron cuffs to match the cozy cowl. Various i-cord techniques, including i-cord fingers, will see you through this project. The Manhattanhenge Chevron slip stitch pattern will have you playing with color even if you have always stuck to one shade. You’ll be ready for the next ’henge in no time.

Manhattanhenge Cowl is part of a set with the Manhattanhenge Gloves.

Cowl: One Size
Gloves: S (M, L) shown in size M

Finished Measurements
Cowl: 9 inches/23 cm deep, 25 inches/63.5 cm circumference
Gloves: 6 (6 ½, 7) inches/15 (16.5, 18) cm hand circumference

Backyard Fiberworks Meadow Light (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435 yds/398 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)
Color A: Stormcloud; 1 skein for all sizes
Color B: Urchin; 1 skein for all sizes
US0/1.75 mm set of DPNs (or size needed to achieve gauge)
US3/3.25 mm 24-inch/60-cm circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)
B/1 crochet hook (or size close to smaller needle)
Coil-less safety pins or locking stitch markers (two), stitch marker, waste yarn, tapestry needle

32 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with smaller needles for gloves, after blocking
24 sts x 24 rows = 3 inches/7.5 cm in Zebra Chevron Stitch with larger needles for cuffs and cowl, after blocking

I Knit New York
Print copies available from One More Row Press

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.

Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can’t make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.

Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames (kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).

Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O’Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.

Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.

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