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.






the scale pattern 1 includes the stitches increase method, then continue working in scale pattern 2 that also contains the stitches decrease method.

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.






11 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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  3. I'm sorry, I know this is a somewhat old post, but I am so confused by the second scale pattern. I've just completed the first and started to work on the second, but I never see where we get back to the main body of the work or down to just nine stitches when we keep turning the work. Could you please help me see what I'm missing?

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    1. Please, read the instructions carefully and follow step by step and you will find out how the second pattern decreases the stitches reaching to the final 9 stitches.

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  4. Hi I’m sorry but I am also having trouble following the instructions for scale pattern 2. Row 1 takes me to stitch 14 and row 2 takes me to stitch 7.

    For row 1, should I knit all the way to the end after k2togtbl and then turn?

    Thanks for your help.

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    2. Hi and thank you for choosing this design. In the beginning of Row 1/ pattern 2, you are decreasing 5 stitches, what is left is (k 5, yo, k2togtbl) this equals 7 stitches that will be knitted in the next row (row 2).
      And turn when the instructions say, in order to make the scales along the first half of cowl that is shaped with increases, and the second half with decreases.

      have a nice knitting day

      Wiam

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    3. Hi and thank you for choosing this design. In the beginning of Row 1/ pattern 2, you are decreasing 5 stitches, what is left is (k 5, yo, k2togtbl) this equals 7 stitches that will be knitted in the next row (row 2).
      And turn when the instructions say, in order to make the scales along the first half of cowl that is shaped with increases, and the second half with decreases.

      Have a nice knitting day

      Wiam

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