Paris-Roubaix Cuffs and Cowl

Available today! The Paris-Roubaix Cuffs and Cowl designed by Star Athena. Originally published as part of the Twisted Single Skein Club April 2011.


Started in 1896, Paris-Roubaix (Pair-ee Roo-bay) is one of the oldest road cycling races still run. The trek leaves riders caked in mud and grit from the cobbled paths and rutted tracks of northern France’s former coal-mining region.

The best part? The winner gets to keep a cobblestone as a trophy… but you get a smart set of cuffs and matching cowl inspired by the winding tracks and cobbles of this spring cycling classic. Even though the event is nicknamed l’Enfer du Nord, or Hell of the North, this knitting project is more like freewheeling!


Yarn: Any heavy worsted- or aran-weight yarn that gives you gauge. (Sample shown: Berroco Remix [30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 216yd per 100gr ball]; color: 3930 Smoke: 1 ball).
Gauge: 18 sts/25 rows = 4″ in stockinette.
Needles: US 8 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needle (or size to get gauge).
Notions: darning needle
Skill level: Advanced beginner
Finished Measurements: Cowl Size: 13.5” long. 20” circumference.
Cuff Size: 6.75” long. Circumference depends on preference.

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