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Friday, August 9, 2013

Knitcol Cowl

We received Adriafil Knitcol a few weeks back, and we needed a nice sample to show off the cool yarn.  So I made one for you.  And then I wrote up a free pattern for you.  
Knitcol is a self-patterning, worsted weight, machine washable wool, and it does some cool stuff.  Depending on how many stitches you cast on, you'll get different patterns.
It's nice and long, so you can wear it scrunched down like this...

or folded over to show off one colorful end or the other like this.  I hope you like it!
Knitcol Cowl
by Leah Bandstra

Yarn: 3 balls Adriafil Knitcol (colors 057, 061, and 064 used)
Needles: US7 16" or 24” circular needle
Finished Size: 23” around, about 22” long
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch

Cast on 130 stitches with your circular needle.
Join in the round (don't twist), placing marker at the beginning of the round.

Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Purl

Stockinette stitch (knit every round all the time) until you run out of your first color.  Knit with the second color until you run out of it.  Knit with the third color for about 6 inches, then add garter stitch border as follows:

Round 1: Purl
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: Purl
Round 4: Knit
Bind off loosely in purl stitch.

Block it lightly to flatten out the ends.  Cozy up and enjoy!

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