Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Introducing Brighton

Brighton is a long infinity cowl that’s perfect for that skein of variegated sock yarn you just couldn’t live without.
Brighton cowl
It seems to happen to everyone. I fall in love with variegated sock yarn at the drop of a hat. It’s even worse when I learn the color will never be dyed again. And some of it is just too pretty to put on my feet! A cowl is the perfect way to show it off.

Brighton features an open, easy-to-work star stitch that breaks up color pooling, and the cowl gains structure from blocks of garter stitch and a faux i-cord edging.

Don’t like the cowl thing? Work an extra section of garter stitch at the end and make it into a long scarf.

Wrapped once
And the stats:
Finished measurements:  8” wide and 58” long after blocking.
Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply, (400 yds per 4 oz; 100% Superwash Merino wool, shown in Malachite), 1 skein.
Needles:  Size 6 US (4mm) straight or circular.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Star Stitch Pattern after blocking (gauge is not critical to this project) 
Wrapped twice
If you're planning to come to Stitches Midwest, please come say hi at Miss Babs' booth! We'll be in booth numbers 317, 319, and 418 with tons and tons of beautiful yarn. I'll have copies of this pattern available as well as some others - and Babs will have lots of Babettes - gorgeous colors that will never be dyed again.

Get the pattern here for $6: 


As always, happy knitting!

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