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In August, Away

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Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do? "In April I open my bill; In May I sing night and day; In June I change my tune In July Far far I fly; In August, away... I must." --Benjamin Britten's Friday Afternoons, Op. 7, "Cuckoo!" A long, sumptuous stockinette cowl featuring a triangular insert of ribbing and traditional Shetland lace. Can be worn as a single loop or doubled for extra warmth. Yarn Butternut DK by Highland Handmades (85% Polwarth, 15% silk; 325 yds 297 m/100 g) in Bronze Green; 590 yds or 2 skeins Lace is charted only; pattern requires knowledge of increasing, decreasing, and every-row lace. Blocking is a must. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, increase, decrease, reading a chart, work in the round blocking GAUGE 17 1/2 stitches and 33 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles, after lace blocking SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx 58" circumference, 12 1/2" depth SUGGESTED YARN 590 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Highland Handmades Butternut DK COLORWAY Bronze Green

Recommended with this pattern

  • One 32" circular needle in the following sizes: US 5 [3.75 mm], US 6 [4 mm]
  • Tapestry Needle, Stitch Markers

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Bristol Ivy Designs
Bristol Ivy Designs
Bristol Ivy is mad for fiber and she has been since she was 17! A popular designer, she spends most of her time dreaming up new patterns or teaching knitting around the world. You can find her designs in variety of sought-after publications such as Quince & Co., Twist Collective and Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People. When she's not designing new knitwear, Bristol travels the globe teaching workshops. She loves experiencing the unique creativity each knitter brings to even the most basic of projects, and she tries to encourage that creativity by exploring the "what if" moments of every technique.