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Dionisio Point

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Dionisio Point is named for a park at the north end of Galiano Island, where I used to live. After Christmas, my uncle, aunt, and I would sometimes hike out there to stand on the rocks, the trees behind us and the wind in our faces. We’d sip something warming from a thermos and look out at the ocean, watching the seals and the waves and the endless winter sky.

Designed for the Windham Mini-Skeins from Jill Draper Makes Stuff, this soft, cozy cowl lets you play with colour in a fairly quick project that will keep you warm on those windy days. Dionisio Point is worked in the round in stranded colourwork from top to bottom, starting and ending with corrugated ribbing. Subtle shaping allows the cowl to sit nicely on the shoulders. To make Dionisio Point, you will need to know how to work stranded colourwork in the round and read colourwork charts.

Size
25 in/63.5cm top circumference, 31 in/77cm bottom circumference, 11.5 in/29cm deep

Yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham (100% American grown Merino wool; 220 yds/201m per 4 oz/113g); Army Jacket (MC): 1 skein; Vamp (Colour A): 55 yds/50m; Blue Velvet (Colour B): 55 yds/50m; Petrified Wood (Colour C): 30 yds/27.5m; Luciferase (Colour D): 10 yds/9m

Mini-skein sets are sometimes available through Modern Daily Knitting.

Needles
US8/5 mm 24in/60 cm circular, or size needed for correct gauge

Gauge
19 sts & 23 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stranded colourwork pattern
For the best fit, take time to check your gauge.

Notions
1 stitch marker, yarn needle

About the Yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham is a soft, round, worsted weight yarn spun from 21.5 micron Merino wool. Windham is not superwash treated, so it retains its woolly bounce. The yarn’s 4-ply construction helps to protect the delicate fibres from pilling, and gives Windham great stitch definition and squishability. In stranded colourwork, Windham makes a very soft, warm, spongy fabric that feels wonderful around the neck.

If substituting yarn for this project, look for a worsted weight wool or wool blend with good memory that feels comfortable around your neck. I prefer non-superwash yarns for colourwork, as I find they give a more cohesive fabric.
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