Cashmere Cowl: Staccato
Pattern: Staccato Cowl, my own. I’ll detail how to make it below.
Yarn: Jade Sapphire, Angelwing Sport, 200 yards, 100% cashmere. I had a $20 gift certificate to Purl from my NYU Business School creativity project thing, and this was on sale. I think I paid an additional $12, so I think it was $32. The price tag says $46—yikes! Cashmere! I think it was about 30% off.
Needles: Clover 5, 16″ circs.
Project begun/ended: I think I made this in a month or so, just in time for the East Coast’s freak October snowstorm!
How to make:
Gauge: 5 stitches = 1″ in stockinette
1.) Cast on 105 stitches with a long-tail cast on.
2.) Join, make sure not to twist. Place marker.
3.) k1, *p1,k2,* repeat until the last 2 stitches, p1, k1
4.) repeat round 3
5.) *p2, k1* repeat until the end
6.) repeat round 5
7.) k all
8.) k all
9.) repeat rounds 3 through 8 until you run out of yarn. End on one of the non-knit-all rounds.
10.) Do some sort of sewn bind-off.
It is named Staccato because it has a staggered rib, like the way staccato sounds. On a semi-related note, I read that Rick Perry’s favorite movie is Immortal Beloved, which I saw in the movie theater, and is a semi-ridiculous bio-pic of Beethoven, starring Gary Oldman and a lot of hair. I find this a very weird choice for Rick Perry, but who knows? The power of Ludwig is great.