Salute Marlena

This is the second in my cowl foray, commemorating my parent's travels.  Introducing Salute Marlena, a perfect all-season cowl or wrap – worn around the neck or slipped over the shoulders, to take off the chill.  It's my go-to piece for dealing with summer air conditioning.  Worked in cotton, in Waterfall lace (a 4-5 stitch by 6 row repeat), the resulting fabric is rich, flexible, and wonderfully elastic.  Its one-size-fits-all dimensions satisfy a range of measurements, while the extended rib at the neckline keeps things sitting snuggly at the shoulders.  This design is worked from the top down, in the round, with gradual increases embedded in the pattern of its lace.  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
One size
26-30" / 66-76.25 cm circumference at neckline rib, tapering to 42-50" / 106.75-127 cm circumference at hem
12" / 30.5 cm height

MATERIALS
Yarn
Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Rudder #709; 3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approx. 480 yds / 440 m.  I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
• 1 24" / 60 cm US4 / 3.5mm circular or size to obtain gauge

Notions
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle

GAUGE
• 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
• 24 sts and 34.7 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in 4 st waterfall lace 

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog) and increasing (yo, kfb). 

5 page pdf includes pattern instructions, lace charts and text descriptions, photographs, schematics, links to online tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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