Sunday, January 3, 2016

Boplicity Cowl in Boliviana

There is something about knitting with wool. It plays well on the needles and has this squish factor. Boliviana is a merino wool from Bolivia. Each 100 g skein contains 191 yards and works up at a worsted gauge. There are 31 colors to choose from for your next project and the options are almost limitless. 

I went with Fair Isle. It is a heavy enough gauge the project goes quickly. There is enough yardage to do 2 cowls if you reverse the colors. Cowls are a great way to try Fair Isle since it is in the round and there is no shaping.
Materials
- 1 skein each in 2 colors of Boliviana (100% Merino Wool - 191 yds/100 g) - shown in MC [15 (Mallard Blue)] & CC [29 (Olive Oil)]

- US 9 Circular needle (16-20")

- Stitch marker

- Yarn needle
Measurments:
Approx 21" circumference and 9" long

Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" 

Abbreviations:
K - Knit
P - Purl

Cast on 96 sts
Join in round, careful not to twist

Place stitch marker to mark beginning of round

K2, P2 for 1" in MC
K 1 round in CC
K2 rounds in MC
Chart A

Start Chart A
K 3 rounds in MC

Chart B



Start Chart B
K 3 rounds in MC

Chart C
Start Chart C
K 3 rounds in MC

Start Chart B
K 3 rounds in MC

Start Chart A

K 2 rounds in Color MC
K 1 round in Color CC

K2, P2 for 1" in Color MC

Bind off.
Weave in ends.