Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fast and Easy Circle Cowl

So, Ravelry won't let me put these VERY SIMPLE directions in on the notes and therefore I must start a BLOG and post them there. Sorry about the extra clicks.

Cast on 80 stitches on a 29" US 10 circular needle, join.
Follow rows 1-20 of pattern.
repeat rows 1-13.

bind off.

Pattern Stitch: (Multiple of 8 stitches)
Rows 1-3: Purl.
Rows 4-10: K3, slip 2 stitches purlwise with yarn at back, K3.
Rows 11-13: Purl
Rows 14-20: slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn at back, K6, slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn at back

The placement of the button is difficult for me to describe, please bear with me, and check out the pictures on the pattern in Ravelry. Put cowl on yourself, and fold one half flat against your neck, then bring the 2nd half over; find a loose yarn area in the 2nd half that you can put around a button to secure in place. sew button on the cowl and secure with that loose area of the second half.Because the pattern is not cabled but rather stretching some areas of yarn to LOOK like cable, you will basically have pre made buttonholes along the cowl edge.

Use the current photos as a guide. You may be able to pull this off with one skein; I only needed 2 rows worth of the second skein.

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