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This soft, squishy cowl is worked in the round using stranded colourwork, with an optional striped lining. Pattern includes instructions for an unlined version with I-cord cast on and bind off and a reversible, lined version with reverse stockinette edging. The I-cord edging and the jogless barber pole stripe technique used for the lining are explained in the pattern. Instructions are written with the colourwork pattern charted.

Size
Unlined version: 21 in/53 cm x 9 in/23 cm (Lined version: 21 in/53 cm x 8.5 in/21.5 cm)

Yarn
Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino; 150 yds/137 m per 1.76 oz./50 g) MC: 1 (2) skeins; CC: 1 skein, OR

DK weight yarn, MC: 100 yds/90 m (200 yds/180m); CC: 75 yds/70 m (125 yds/115 m)

Needles
US 6/4.0 mm 24 in/60 cm circular needle or size to obtain gauge
For lined version: US 4/3.5 mm 24 in/60cm circular needle (or 2 sizes/.5 mm smaller than main needle), plus spare 24 in/60 cm circular needle the same size or smaller.
For unlined version: 1 DPN US 6/4.0 mm or smaller

Gauge
25 sts & 26.5 rows = 4 in/10 cm in pattern on larger needle

Notions
1 (2) stitch marker(s), yarn needle, (unlined version: locking stitch marker; lined version: scrap yarn for provisional cast on)

About the Yarn
Malabrigo Silky Merino is a soft, DK weight singles yarn with a high silk content. It has a tendency to grow with washing, so it’s worth washing your swatch before measuring gauge. This pattern will work in a variety of yarns, so when choosing yarns for your project, look for soft DK weight yarn that gives you a fabric you like at the recommended gauge.
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