Appia Cowl

The Yarniad

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Short Description: Appia Cowl by The Yarniad. Named for the famous Roman road, Appia is a lacey, light cowl-shawl hybrid with a pretty picot bind off at the edge. It is shaped like a semi-circular shawl with evenly spaced increase rows, but is worked partially in the round, so it can be worn as a cowl without any dangling ends. The all-over Roman Stripe stitch pattern is simple to execute and creates a knitted fabric that is both lacey and highly textured, for maximum impact.  Appia comes in two sizes, each taking less than a skein of sock yarn, and is quick enough to make one for yourself and for a gift!

Gauge: 16 sts & 26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Roman Stripe pattern and Garter St.  Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, especially due to the stretchy nature of the stitch pattern, but any major differences will affect the size of the finished cowl as well

as yarn requirements.

Finished Measurements: Small [Large]:

  • 17.25”/ 44 cm [22”/ 56 cm] circumference at top opening
  • 16”/ 40.5 cm [18”/ 45.5 cm] height at center

Materials Used: Yarn:  250 yds/ 225 m [375 yds/ 350 m] of fingering weight yarn Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395 yds/ 361 m); 1 skein in Forestry [Fiber Story Fave Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yds/ 365 m per 100 g); 1 skein in Tilly]


Needle Size: Size: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16-24”/ 40-60 cm long

Pattern Includes: written instructions

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