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Thick and cottony with towel-like softness, the Dauphine Street Cowl is just what you need for early summer walks on the beach, at pool-side or for evening barbeques. A touch of earthy lace, a little pinstripe slip-stitch patterning and a slim contrast edge make for an engaging knit and a classic, elegant accessory. It’s perfect with everything from a tank top and jeans to a light cotton dress or a swim suit!
Happy Sock Month! Today’s offering, the Dauphine Street Cowl, is accompanied by a new, fancy sock pattern. Welcome “Clementine”! While I sit outdoors on Saturday mornings, I love having something fun to knit that requires a little attention, but doesn’t interrupt my enjoyment of a summer morning. I want something light and pretty with an easy-to-memorize stitch pattern that will yield stunning results. Worked from the top down and featuring the quick and easy Shadow Wrap short row heel, Clementine’s rhythmic pattern knits up gently and quickly. Makes for lovely summer gift-giving, too! You’ll receive a free Little Church sock pattern of your choice with purchase of Clementine Socks until end of day on Monday! Use the coupon code CLEM29 at checkout.
Now for the Dauphine Street Cowl…
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Dauphine Street Cowl
An easy cotton ring with a lacy insert
- Knit Picks Comfy Cotton (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic 50g/109 yds) 3 skeins “Ivory” MC, 1 skein “Planetarium” CC
- 5.00mm straight or circular needles
- 4.50mm circular needle with 32″ cable for edging
TOOLS/NOTIONS: Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle for Kitchener St and for weaving in ends.
GAUGE: 16 sts & 24 rows = 4″ in Stockinette st after blocking
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 9-1/2″ wide, 48″ circumference after blocking
CONSTRUCTION: Cowl is worked flat on a provisional cast on, then joined using the Kitchener St. Edging is knitted on after grafting.
Kitchener Stitch: There must be an equal number of stitches on each needle to work this stitch. Arrange stitches equally on two needles. Break the working yarn leaving a 36“ tail and thread onto a tapestry needle.
- Step 1: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on front needle as if to purl and leave stitch on the needle.
- Step 2: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on back needle as if to knit and leave stitch on the needle.
- Step 3: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on front needle as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle.
- Step 4: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on back needle as if to purl and slip the stitch off the needle. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles.
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PROVISIONAL CAST ON:
- Using the long-tail method, larger needles and waste yarn, CO 39 sts. Work 4 rows in garter st.
- With MC, work directly into the waste sts starting with a purl (WS) row
STOCKINETTE/SLIP ST SECTION:
Work the following 2 rows until work measures 14” from provisional CO.
- Row 1 (RS): K1 (Selvedge st) k4, * Sl1, k3* repeat to last 6 sts, sl 1, k4, k1 (selvedge st)
- Row 2 (WS): Purl
You’ll have 1 st at either end that you’ll maintain in Stockinette St (knit on the RS, purl on the WS) From this point forward the selvedge sts WILL NOT be mentioned in the instructions.
LACE PATTERN SECTION:
- Set up Row (WS): K2, (p9, k3) twice, p9, k2
- Work Lace Chart rows 1 – 8 NINE TIMES, then Rows 9 – 12 ONCE.
Resume Stockinette/Slip St Section. Work until the yarn is used, reserving several yards for joining. DO NOT BIND OFF.
Graft into a loop using the Kitchener St. (See Special Stitches) [For a video tutorial on the Kitchener Stitch, CLICK HERE]
- With RS facing, using smaller needle and CC, pick up and knit (knit up) 3 sts for every 4 rows along one edge.
- Continue working in the round. Knit 2 rnds, then bind off loosely knit-wise.
- Repeat for the other edge.
Weave in ends and wet block to dimensions.
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