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Summer Wraps 2017: Tiburon

We made it! I am so happy to be able to pull the lid off of our Summer Wraps 2017 eBook, which is full of all of my favorite things: textured knitting at several different speeds, all the jewel tones you can shake a stick at, and the kind of go-with-everything knits that I find myself reaching for pretty much every time I leave the house. All week, I'll be introducing you to each of the patterns in greater depth, starting with Tiburon, a slip-stitch cowl worked in Quince & Co.'s Phoebe. This one is by far the fastest knit of the bunch; we worked both of the samples up in just a few days.

Tiburon's simple, elegant texture makes this heavenly-soft, subtly-variegated yarn sing. Named for a beloved California coastal town, Tiburon is a lightweight, quick-knitting neck accessory perfect for keeping warm on cool spring nights or for adding just a little pop of color and interest to a neutral outfit. Take advantage of Phoebe’s beautifully nuanced variegations for a subtler, dressier version like the one shown here, or go wilder with a speckled or multi-hued colorway in your favorite drapey DK.

Tiburon is available on Ravelry or in our webstore, either as a single pattern or as part of the Summer Wraps 2017 eBook.

Size
One size; approximately 51” / 130 cm circumference x 7” / 18 cm width.

Yarn
Quince and Co. Phoebe (100% American Extra-Fine Merino, 301 yards / 275 meters per 100 grams), or approximately 300 yards of DK- or light-worsted weight yarn. Samples knit in “Venus” and “Saturn”. (Note on yarn substitution: you’re looking for something with some drape here; this is not a great pattern for a substantial wooly wool. The length of this piece is adjustable, but if you use a much smaller or much larger skein, it will affect the finished size!)

Gauge
18 sts and 34 rows per 4” / 10 cm in charted Slipped Bands stitch pattern, after blocking. Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect finished size.

Needles
Straight or circular needle in size US 8 / 5.0 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge. 

Notions
Tapestry needle; waste yarn (optional); crochet chain for provisional cast on (optional).

Skills Required
Provisional cast on (optional); three-needle bind-off (optional); increasing; decreasing.