Anticlastic

Don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes wish it were socially acceptable to carry around a blanket. I realize that’s not generally encouraged for adults, but still the urge persists.  Anticlastic may well be my attempt to pull that blanket thing off in a slightly more socially acceptable form!

There are two versions of the cowl in the pattern, a taller one (above) and a shorter one (below), so you can pick just how much protection from the world you need on any given day.

anticlastic small 1 sThey each come in four sizes, and each has a clever taper built right into the stitch pattern.  I’m absolutely convinced the secret to comfy cowls is getting the taper right.  You want lots of material at the bottom to keep you cozy, but not so much at the top that it’s getting in your way all day.  These narrow by about one third between cast on and cast off, and that’s just about perfect!

anticlastic large 2 sAnd of course having two versions means you can make whichever project best takes advantage of the yarn you’re dreaming of.  The bigger one uses somewhere between 250 and 350 yards of yarn, and the smaller uses somewhere between 125 and 175 yards of yarn.

anticlastic small 3 sThe pieces shown here are made at 4 stitches per inch.  They measure 36 inches around at the bottom, 24 inches around at the top, and are shown on a size 16 dress form.  The smallest one is 6 inches tall and took 125 yards of yarn, and the largest one is 12 inches tall and took 250 yards of yarn.

anticlastic large 4 sIf you’re looking for something to keep the world at bay, these could well do the trick.  You can use the code SNUGGLE to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Anticlastic in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code SNUGGLE.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.  And no one need ever know you’re wishing for a blanket!