Stratosphere Cowl - by Kat Archer Description
The diagonal lines of this tubular cowl bring to mind Portland’s driving rain. Rise above the clouds with this simple to knit and easy to wear cowl offered in two lengths and two weights of yarn. YARN For single loop [double loop]: Lace: 330  yards / 300  meters OR Fingering: 385  yards / 350  meters Double loop lace-weight version shown in Madelinetosh Prairie, colorway Nebula. Single loop fingering-weight version shown in Twine. Soft Single, colorway Blue Like This. NEEDLES 16”/40 cm circular in the following size: Lace: US #3/3.25mm OR Fingering: US #4/3.5mm OR Size you need to get gauge NOTIONS Stitch marker, tapestry needle GAUGE After blocking: Lace: 32 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch OR Fingering: 24 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximate, after blocking Width: 7”/18 cm Circumference for single loop [double loop]: 22” [54”] / 56cm [137cm] SKILL LEVEL Advanced beginner (knitting in the round, basic lace, seaming) CONSTRUCTION This cowl is worked in the round to create a long tube of knitted fabric. The ends of the tube are ultimately sewn together to create the circle you actually put your head through. This means there is no wrong side.