Sunday, January 21, 2018

Double Collar Cowl




Wishing you all warm days full of knitting and hot coffee, tea, or chocolate. I found myself falling in love with cowls these days,  and my mind are full of ideas to design more and more, maybe because of the cold wintery weather in January.



So here is my new Double Collar Cowl, hope you like it, glad to read all your notes and suggestions soon.

Materials
-NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
Antarctica 7653,  1 ball. (color A)
Blacks 7600, 1 ball. (color B)

-Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) needles.

-Tapestry needle.

-One button: 1.5" / 4 cm diameter, approx.




Yardage:
120- 125 yds/ 110- 115 m.
 approx. half for each yarn.

level: Easy 

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl


Measurements:
26" (26 cm) wide x 9" (23 cm) height approx.

Gauge:
9.5 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern.

Instructions

with yarn B, cast on 73 sts using long tail method (or any other). 

Row 1 and 2: k all sts.
Row 3: p 1, k 1, p 1, k to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Row 4: k 1, p 1, k to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1.
Row 5: (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1, k to last 5 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1.
Row 6: (k 1, 1) twice, k to last 4 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice.

Cut yarn B and bind on yarn A:

Row 7: (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times, p 1, k to last 7 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times, p 1.
Row 8: (k 1, 1) repeat 3 times, k to last 6 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times.
Row 9: (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1, k to last 9 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1.
Row 10: (k 1, 1) repeat 4 times, k to last 8 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times.
Row 11: (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times, p 1, k to last 11 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times, p 1.
Row 12: (k 1, 1) repeat 5 times, k to last 10 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times.



Cut yarn A and bind on yarn B:

Row 13: (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times, p 1, k to last 13 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times, p 1.
Row 14: (k 1, 1) repeat 6 times, k to last 12 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times.
Row 15: (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times, p 1, k to last 15 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times, p 1.
Row 16: (k 1, 1) repeat 7 times, k to last 14 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times.
Row 17: (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1, k to last 17 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1.
Row 18: (k 1, 1) repeat 8 times, k to last 16 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times.

Cut yarn B and bind on yarn A:

Rows 19 - 20: repeat rows 17 and 18 once.
Make one button hole the next row as follows:
Row 21: (p 1, k 1) repeat twice, cast off 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) repeat 4 times, k to last 17 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1.
Row 22: (k 1, 1) repeat 8 times, k to last 16 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1, cast on 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice.
Row 23: repeat row 17.
Row 24: bind off 14 sts, k 1, p 1, k to last 16 sts, p 1, k 1, bind off the last 14 sts. Cut yarn A.

Bind on yarn B to remaining 45 sts:




Row 25: (p 1, k 1) repeat to last st, p 1.
Row 26: (k 1, p 1) repeat to last st, k 1.
Rows 27-32: repeat rows 25-26
Row 33: repeat row 25.

Cut yarn B, bind on yarn A:

Row 34: repeat row 26.
Rows 35-36: repeat rows 25-26.

Bind off all sts, weave in loose ends, sew button, enjoy wearing your cowl.








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