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Appia Cowl

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Named for the famous Roman road, Appia is a lacey, light cowl-shawl hybrid with a pretty picot bind off at the edge. It is shaped like a semi-circular shawl with evenly spaced increase rows, but is worked partially in the round, so it can be worn as a cowl without any dangling ends (a shape similar to my Starshower and Adama designs). The all-over Roman Stripe stitch pattern is simple to execute and creates a knitted fabric that is both lacey and highly textured, for maximum impact. Appia comes in two sizes, each taking less than a skein of sock yarn, and is quick enough to make one for yourself and for a gift! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knit in the round simple increases and decreases GAUGE 16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Roman Stripe and Garter Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small [Large] = 17.25"/ 44 cm [22"/ 56 cm]" circumference at top opening and 16"/ 40.5 cm [18"/ 45.5 cm] height at center SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Sock and Fiberstory Fave Sock COLORWAY Forestry (Tosh Sock) and Tilly (Fave Sock)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395 yds/ 361 m); 1 skein in Forestry (the green) and Fiber Story Fave Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yds/ 365 m per 100 g); 1 skein in Tilly (the purple)
  • 250 yds/ 225 m [375 yds/ 350 m] of fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24"/ 40-60 cm long

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