Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Three Hour Summer Cowl

While straightening my stash, I found two balls of Rowan Cotton Braid and thought "hmm, wouldn't that make a cute summer cowl?" And even better, I knit it up in 3 hours!

Materials:

Two balls Rowan Cotton Braid (it is discontinued, but I think any bulky summery yarn would work). I used one entire ball and just a bit of the second ball--I've included a section you can skip if you only have one ball.
Size 15 circular needle (24").

Instructions:

Cast on 50 stitches. Join for knitting in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. PM to show start of round.

Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Knit, wrapping yarn around the needle three times.
Round 4: Knit, dropping extra wraps off the needle.
Round 5: Purl.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: Purl.
Round 8: Knit, wrapping yarn around the needle twice.
Round 9: Knit, dropping wrap off the needle.
Round 10-12: repeat round 5-7
Round 13: *Knit 8, k2tog (repeat 4 more times).
Round 14: Purl
Round 15-21: repeat rounds 3-9.
Round 22: Purl
Round 23: Knit
Round 24: Purl
Bind off. Weave in ends. Pop on and wear happily!

If you only have one ball, eliminate the final wrapping section (rows 15-22).
I'm wearing mine unblocked at the moment.

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