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Tale as Old as Time | PDF pattern

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Celebrate the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

This listing is for the PDF pattern. You'll receive an immediate download link, and, if you give us your Ravelry username, we will also send the pattern to your Ravelry library.

The design is simple as can be: a stockinette tube, which takes advantage of one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to knit with self-striping yarn: stockinette stitch in the round, allowing you to enjoy the magic of the color changes that happen automatically and encouraging you to knit just one more stripe.

While a stockinette tube cowl can easily be knit without a pattern, I’ve devised several simple strategies to make the finishing work as easy as the knitting: The cowl starts with the easiest of all provisional cast-on methods: Judy's Magic Cast-On; and both ends of the tube are closed and then joined with garter stitch, so that only half of the stitches need to be grafted in the end.

7 1/2 inches wide when flat
56 inches in circumference

Yarn: Designed for Must Stash Yarn’s special edition cowl set: 2 skeins of self-striping yarn; color 1 is La Belle and color 2 is La Bête. 500 yards each.

Skills needed: Perfect for adventurous beginners as well as any knitter who loves stockinette stitch in the round.

To knit Tale as Old as Time, you will need to be able to:

  • Cast on with a provisional cast-on

  • Knit

  • Follow instructions for a three-needle decrease

  • Graft stitches with kitchener stitch

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