Introducing CLU

I’d like to introduce you to my newest pattern CLU, a knit cowl.

Variable stitch choices create a cowl that provides interest on both sides of the fabric. This transition piece plays with binary space to add warmth when there’s a chill in the air.

Named in honor of CLU, a programming language created by Barbara Liskov at MIT in the mid-1970s. This pioneering language introduced many features found in modern programming languages by helping lead to the the object-oriented programming known today.

Here are three quick links that provide more information about Liskov, CLU, and general code:

The stitch pattern plays with twisted stitches, p2togs, and eyelets to create a piece that is interesting to work and forms an interesting fabric on both sides.

The bamboo provides sheen while the superwash merino and nylon mean this cowl will work hard and still look good.

CLU made its debut along with a new yarn line for Oink Pigments this past weekend at TNNA. Please ask your LYS to place a yarn order!

Pattern details:

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills required: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), knitting in the round, lace knitting (yarn overs), reading charts
Sizes: Small (Large) Small is shown
Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 28 (54)in/71 (137)cm
Height: 9 (9)in/23 (23)cm
Gauge: in stitch pattern: 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4in/10cm


Yarn: Oink Pigments Jewls (60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon; 430 yds / 393 m per 115g skein): That’s A Morey; 1 (1) skeins
Needle: For size small: 16 in US #6/4mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
For size large: 40in US #7/4.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

The pattern is available for $4 and immediate download at ravelry | etsy.

Thank you:

Oink Pigments provided yarn support.
This pattern was tech edited by Lindsey Stephens of Poetry in Yarn.

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