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Cuckoo, Cuckoo, what do you do? "In April I open my bill; In May I sing night and day; In June I change my tune In July Far far I fly; In August, away. . . I must." --Benjamin Britten's *Friday Afternoons, Op. 7, "Cuckoo!"

A long, sumptuous stockinette cowl featuring a triangular insert of ribbing and traditional Shetland lace. Can be worn as a single loop or doubled for extra warmth.

Finished Measurements approx 58” circumference, 12 1/2” depth

Yarn Butternut DK by Highland Handmades (85% Polwarth, 15% silk; 325 yds [297 m]/100 g) in Bronze Green; 590 yds or 2 skeins

Recommended Substitute: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% merino; 334 yds [306 m]/100 g) in Fresco y Seco

Needles One 32” circular needle in the following sizes:

US 5 [3.75 mm]

US 6 [4 mm] or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Notions Stitch markers Tapestry needle

Gauge 17 1/2 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after lace blocking

Lace is charted only; pattern requires knowledge of increasing, decreasing, and every row lace.

Independent Designer
Bristol Ivy
Yarn Weight
DK | Light Worsted
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