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Nautilo by Melanie Rice

Melanie Rice

Pearl RIO036
Pearl Ten RIO069
Lobo Marino RIO646
Natural RIO063
Sand Bank RIO131
Azul Profundo RIO150
Matisse Blue RIO415
Blue Jeans RIO210
Lettuce RIO037
Fresco Y Seco RIO128
Purple Mystery RIO030
Sabiduria RIO136
Jacaranda RIO652
Almond Blossom RIO703
English Rose RIO057
Cereza RIO033
Sunset RIO096
Peachy RIO695
Brook Trout
Bull Thistle
Cresheim Creek
Coral Reef
Mustard Seed
Northern Cardinal
Pearly Mussel
Silver Maple
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Cast Iron 1300
Storm Cloud 1301
Grey Harbor 1304
Highland Fleece 1303
Gravel Road 1302
Wild Thyme 1306
Earth Ivy 1309
Golden Meadow 1308
Midnight Sea 1317
Spun Gold 1316
October Sky 1305
Spring Ice 1320
Cranberry Compote 1310
Pressed Grapes 1307
Red Rock 1315
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Nautilo is an unusually shaped cowl that drapes down the front, forming an echo of the nautilus shape.  The design features simple short row wedges which naturally curve under along the bottom edge, and the top edge is turned down. Worked flat and seamed, the pattern is suitable for worsted or aran weight yarns. Instructions are written, no charts. Note that this design should not be stretched during blocking.

"I have recently been admiring the simplicity and sleek shapes in Italian design. My new patterns, Nautilo and Decorati reflect this inspiration, and are the first designs in a series which will be coming in the next few months. Hope you enjoy these!"  -Melanie Rice

Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.

 Worsted/Aran Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Superwash Merino Worsted Twist by Cloudborn (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/220yds): 2 Skeins.  Shown in Shaela Heather.

ALTERNATE WORSTED YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 3 (3) Skeins.  Rios is a washable, wonderfully soft merino wool yarn with subtle to striking variegation.  For this pattern, we have selected colorways with subtle tonal variation so as not to compete with the design of the piece.

ALTERNATE WORSTED YARN: O-Wash Worsted by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/206 yds: 3 (3) Skeins. Environmentally friendly, spun and dyed in the USA from certified organic merino wool from South America.  Unlike conventional superwash processes which are rather aggressive, O-Wash uses a GOTS certified organic compound to create washability. This compound holds the wool fibers in place during washing and drying, preventing them from interlocking during agitation which is what causes shrinkage and felting. In Solid colorways.

ALTERNATE WORSTED YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Fine Peruvian Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 4 (5) Skeins.  This soft Peruvian yarn is hand washable and available in beautiful solid colors.

SIZE: Small (Large)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Widest Circumference: 22.75 (25)", Length: 21 (22)", Back neck seam: 7" before turning down cuff. 
YARDAGE: 440 (500) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Short Rows & seaming

NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 29" or longer circular needle & (Optional) Size US 8 / 5mm straight needle for bind-off, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle, Row Counter (Recommended)
GAUGE: 18 sts = 4" in Garter Stitch after blocking, without stretching. A loose gauge will create a fabric with too much drape for this design.

Images courtesy of Melanie Rice

Category: Aran, Cowl, Ladies, Superwash Merino Wool, Worsted

Type: Pattern

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