Product information "Loops"

Loops is the one accessory you have been waiting for: Simple to knit, interesting to look at due to the use of your two favorite colors, and endless possibilities to wear! Fold it lengthwise and pull one end through one of the loops, and you will have a scarf that doesn’t come off. Put the loops on top of each other with a twist, and you will have a cozy pretty cowl. Put your arms through the loops, and you can wear it as a vest. Place the loops on top of each other and pull it over your head to wear it as an attractive capelet. “Loops” is made out of two skeins of a lovely alpaca yarn that will keep you warm and cozy. The knitting itself is simple and in one piece (no seaming), and instructional videos guide you through the provisional cast-on and joining parts.


Amano Puna Colors of the samples: 
Cusco Roofs 4009 and Santa Catalina 4008 
Machu Picchu 4002 and Eco Puna Nazca Grey 9001 
Inca Train 4006 and Titicaca 4007

Size M: You need 1 skein of each color. 
Sizes L and XL: You need 2 skeins of each color.

The pattern "Loops" is part of Martina Behm´s book "Strickmich! Knitting Inventions".

Gauge (stitches per 10 cm): 20
Knitting experience: relaxed
Needle Size: 4,0 mm / US 6, 4,5 mm / US 7
Project type: Cowl, Garment
Yarn Weight: DK

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Color Amano: 4015 Pastellviolett
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