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And then I’ll get down to the directions so you can whip up your own. I design this so it not only can be worn around the neck but pulled up around your head for extra warmth. It becomes a makeshift hood to keep your hair protected from rain or snow and also help against any stormy winds.
While it’s always sunny here in Florida, I remember needing to bundle up against the cold when I lived in Idaho. So now onto the pattern! Grab your favorite drink and kick up your feet. The Chateau Knit Cowl Pattern is a relaxing repeat of texture and a great pattern project for on the go as well.
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Supplies for the Chateau Knit Cowl:
• US 8 (5mm) 24” circular needles or dpns
• Stitch Marker
• Measuring Tape
• Yarn Needle
• Malabrigo Worsted (shown in color Tuareg) 2 Skeins
• Approx. Yards [ meters] if crocheting back as well.
If gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted:
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima
Valley Yarns BFL Worsted
Knit Picks Preciosa Worsted
Cascade Yarns Boliviana
• 4×4 inches = 24 rows x 17 stitches in pattern
• 19 inches long by 15 inches wide when laid flat
• k- knit
• p- purl
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The Chateau Cowl is cast on at the bottom and worked to the top with a knit edge that curls. The simple design, with a touch of texture, is a great winter or spring accessory. And also, the length is long enough to pull on top of the head in colder weather for extra warmth.
Instructions for the Chateau Knit Cowl:
|Cast on||Long Tail or Cable Cast on 126, place stitch marker, join being careful to not twist stitches before joining, and work in the round||126|
|1-4||*k4, p2; repeat * around||126|
|5-8||*k2, p2, k2; repeat * around||126|
|9-12||*p2, k4; repeat * around||126|
|Repeat rounds 1-12 until piece measures 17 ½ inches||126|
|Finishing||Bind off. I recommend trying the SC Bind Off method if you have a crochet hook around.|
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Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to open up stitch patterns and reduce curling.
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