Coppelia is a substantial shawl-cowl hybrid with pretty stripes and simple construction. It begins as a semi-circular shawl, but is joined to work in the round to create a cowl with the appearance of a shawl wrapped a few times around the neck. Simple, clean Stockinette stripes knit up quickly in two skeins of a worsted or aran weight yarn, and an I-cord bind off nicely finished the bottom edge. Pretty and soft around the neck, Coppelia can also be pulled down over the shoulders in chillier climates.
Note: Coppelia comes in just one size, but the width can
easily be altered by changing the number of stitches added in the
increase rows after joining to work in the round.
21.5/ 54.5 cm circumference at top opening;
21/ 53.5 cm height at center; 39/ 99 cm circumference at bottom
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in St st
- 220 yds/200 m each of two colors of worsted or aran weight yarn
- US 7 (4.5) circular needles, 16-24″ long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Detailed written instructions, photographs, and schematic.
Skill Level: Adventurous beginner!