Issue 469 • Vail/Villa Striped Cowl
Stripes cover this cozy double thick cowl, worked back and forth in rows in stockinette stitch. The cast on and bind off ends are joined to form a tube then the long edges are seamed to create a double thick tube. Using the intarsia method, some of the stripes start and stop halfway round; other stripes travel the full circumference.
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70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Bamboo
- 6½ sts/inch on US 3 (3.25 mm) needle
- 236 yards / 50 gram hank
- hand wash cool, dry flat
- 8 colors
Like its namesake, Vail is pure luxury; unlike its namesake,
it won't cost you a fortune!
A light fingering designed to be used for garments and accessories, Vail is 70% baby alpaca and 30% bamboo viscose. The bamboo gives it the most delicate luster and drape, while the alpaca contributes an ethereal softness.
See more yarns from our Mountaintop Collection here. Vail's colorful cousin, Villa, is the same great yarn in bold and beautiful colors.
from Fall 2016
Another double thick accessory designed by Tonia Barry, the Katharina mittens, knit in Inca Alpaca, are part of our Fall 2016 pattern collection available now.
- 5 sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
109 yards/50 gram hank
handwash cold/dry flat
- 38 colors
Read more about Inca Alpaca.