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Scarab Cowl Knitting Pattern Download

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Egypt fascinated nineteenth-century archeologists as well as travelers. Excavators located previously unknown tombs, temples, and mummy caches seemingly every year in this golden age of archeology, and their finds fed the Victorian appetite for exotic decorative motifs.

Designer: Tanis Gray
Difficulty: Intermediate
Finished Size: 26" circumference and?14" tall.?
Specific Yarn Used: Lisa Souza Polwarth/Silk?(85% Polwarth wool, 15% silk; 400 yd?[366 m]/4 oz [136 g]): Tahitian blue (A) and terracotta (tan; B), 1 skein each.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.?Notions: Markers (m); removable m; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 21 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in charted patt.
Notes: This cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. ?The charts are worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the first color over the second and pick up the second color from under the first; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose. For floats longer than four stitches, tack stranded yarn on wrong side of work.

Author/Designer: Tanis Gray