Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dragon Fire Cowl


Hello friends, these days I'm falling in love with bulky yarn, and exploring its abilities to turn into nice cowls. Till now I've made three, posted one before, this post, and a third cowl I'll present to you when it is ready. Hope you will like at least one of them and put it on your to do list, Have nice knitting days.







Materials




NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
Volcano 7794,  2 balls.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles, 
1 Button : 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm approx.
Tapestry needle

yardage:
95- 110 yds/ 90- 100 m approx.


level: Easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loops.
yo = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch

Measurements:
18" (46 cm) inner round, 38.5" (98 cm) outer round, 12" (31 cm) deep. approx.

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




Instructions

Cast on 9 sts:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 2:p 1, k 1, repeat to last stitch, p 1.
Repeat rows (1 and 2) two more times, then knit one row.

Scale Pattern 1:
Row 1: k 5, yo, k to last 2 sts, sl st, k 1.
Row 2: sl st, k 1, yo, k to last 5 sts: p 1, k 4.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: repeat row 1.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: repeat row 1.
Row 8: repeat row 2.
Row 9: repeat row 1.
Row 10: repeat row 2.
Row 11: bind off 5 stitches, k 5, yo, k to last 2 sts: sl st, k 1.
Repeat rows (2-11) four more times, Then repeat rows (2-10) once.

Important Note:  In row 11, please take into consideration that when you bind off 5 stitches, you are actually knitting 6 stitches. The k 5 that comes after, includes this stitch. This applies to both patterns: 1 and 2.





Scale Pattern 2:
Row 1bind off 5 stitches,  k 5, yo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 2: k 2, p 1, k 4.
Row 3k 5, yo, k 1, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 4: k 3, p 1, k 4.
Row 5: k 5, yo, k 2, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 6: k 4, p 1, k 4.
Row 7: k 5, yo, k 3, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 8: k 5, p 1, k 4.
Row 9: k 5, yo, k 4, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 10: k 6, p 1, k 4.
Repeat rows (1-10) five more times. Then bind off 5 stitches, k to last st. 

The remaining stitches now are 9.

work single rib pattern:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 2:p 1, k 1, repeat to last stitch, p 1.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Make the button hole:
Row 4: p 1, k , p 1, bind off 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Row 5: k 1, p 1, k 1, cast on 3 sts, k 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 6: repeat row 2.

bind off all sts, sew the button, and weave in loose ends.
Enjoy wearing the dragon Fire cowl, and let it keep your neck and chest warm.






5 comments:

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    1. you are welcome, reading your comment makes me so happy.

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  2. Love this! A little confused about the 2 scale patterns though (been knitting a few months). Do I knit pattern 1 and also pattern 2 or is it a choice? I can't tell a difference between the 2 patterns. Excited to begin this project!

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    1. from reading through the pattern, I think it should have been named "part 2" or "section 2" or simply "edging". You just continue on, only you're doing a different pattern to make the edge. I sincerely hope I'm right, cuz that's what I'm going to do :-)

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    2. Hi knitting friends, glad to read your comments, the two scale patterns are the same, BUT notice that the cowl is knitted in two parts: the first contains stitches increase on one side of rows to reach the cowl's wanted depth, and the second where the rows worked only to make scales and decrease stitches to reach the 9 stitches end of the cowl, the same number of the cast on ones.

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