You & You Too.

My sentimentally named You & You Too design is a lace cowl that I've worked up twice – first in sport weight (purple) wool and then again in a similar weight (blue) cotton.  Although making both was not my original intent (I got to work on one while waiting for yarn delivery of the other), once done I felt their differing characters and multi season appeal warranted dual display.  These cowls are worked from the top down, in the round, beginning with a tall rib.  Openwork Rib Lace – an easy to master 4 row repeat – is worked throughout its middle, its 5 stitch version gradually transitioning to 6 as it tapers to the hem, and finishes with a shorter rib.  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• Wool version:  11½" / 29.25 cm in height by 32" / 81.25 cm circumference at the neckline tapering to 38" / 96.5 cm at the hem
• Cotton version:  12½" / 31.75 cm in height with same tapering circumferences as above.

MATERIALS
Yarn
• Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yards / 166 m per 50g skein); color – Crocus #115; 
3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approx. 500 yds / 460 m.
• Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Leeward #703;
3 skeins or, for comparable yarn, approx. 470 yds / 430 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
• 1 24" / 60 cm US5 / 3.75mm circular (circ) or size to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers (varying colors helpful)
• Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking, blocking wires optional

GAUGE (after blocking)
• Chickadee:
  – 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
  – 23.8 sts and 40 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in 6 st openwork rib lace pattern
• Willet:
  – 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch (given as gauge reference, not used in the pattern)
  – 23.8 sts and 35.8 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in 6 st openwork rib lace pattern

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing (skp, 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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