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Natural wool shades combine with Jill Draper’s hand dyed colour to make Quire, a geometric colourwork cowl with scrumptious texture. Pattern includes instructions for both single loop and double loop cowls, with directions for further adjusting the circumference. (Model is wearing the long/double loop size.) Colourwork stitch pattern is charted only. To make Quire, you will need to know how to knit, purl, work in the round, do stranded colourwork, and read charts.

Sizes
25 in/63.5 cm (49 in/124.5 cm) circumference, 8.75 in/21.5 cm deep

Yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rockwell (100% American grown Cormo Merino Cross wool)
A: Hand Dyed (280 yds/256m per 4 oz/113g), Tastes Like Purple: 1 skein or 122 yds/112m (240 yds/220m)
B: Mono (140 yds/128m per 2 oz/57g), Natural Dark Brown: 1 skein or 61 yds/56m (120 yds/110m)
C: Mono, Natural Medium Brown: 1 skein or 71 yds/65m (140 yds/128m)

Needles
US 6/4 mm circular
US 7/4.5 mm circular, or size needed for correct gauge
Needle length (both needle sizes): 24 in/60 cm long for short/single loop; 32 in/80 cm - 40 in/100 cm long for long/double loop

Notions
1 stitch marker, yarn needle

About the yarn
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rockwell is a round, bouncy, DK weight yarn made from Cormo Merino Cross wool, raised and spun in New England. Rockwell Hand Dyed uses plies of different natural wool shades for a marled yarn with an interesting depth of colour. Rockwell Mono uses one of the natural shades for all three plies. Rockwell is not superwash treated, so it retains its woolly bounce. The yarn’s 3-ply construction helps to protect the delicate fibres from pilling, and gives Rockwell great stitch definition and squishability. In stranded colourwork, Rockwell makes a warm, spongy fabric with great memory and cohesion. Both yarns are available in dyed and undyed versions at www.jilldraper.com

If substituting yarn for this project, look for a DK weight yarn with good memory that feels comfortable around your neck and gives a fabric you like at pattern gauge. You will need approximately 122 yds/112 m (240 yds/220 m) of A, 61 yds/56m (120 yds/110 m) of B, and 71 yds/65 m (140 yds/128 m) of C.

Photos © Gale Zucker.
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