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Today’s offering is the Little Churches Cowl. I want to thank Annette B for knitting this sample. Well done, Annette! Worked in a soft, single-ply sock weight with lacy little buildings knit right in, the Little Churches Cowl is an easy but engaging knit. Its airy lightness is breezy enough to knit right now, yet warm enough to be your first fall accessory. A single skein of self-striping sock yarn plus small amounts of solid shades makes this cowl a great stash-buster that is light and portable enough to carry with you through the dog days of summer. (And doesn’t it remind you of a tiger stripe popsicle? Just a little? 🙂
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Without further ado, here’s your free pattern for this week, the Little Churches Cowl. I’ve started a Free Pattern Friday Ravelry group where you can post your comments, chat, feedback, modifications and suggestions. I hope to see you there. Happy Knitting!
Little Churches Cowl
A deep ring for lace lovers
MC: Magico II Degrade Meilenweit (75% Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide) 100g/ 465 yds, 1 skein Color 3554, CC #1: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% wool, 20% alpaca, 30% nylon) 100g/433 yds, 1 skein gray, CC #2: small amount off-white fingering weight
NEEDLES: 4.00mm circular needle with 24″ cable
NOTIONS: Removable stitch markers, one distinctive for BOR, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
GAUGE: 2-1/4″ per motif after blocking
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: Approx. 17″ deep, 28″ in circumference
With CC #2 and using the Twisted German method, CO 156 sts [For a video on the Twisted German Cast On, CLICK HERE] Purl 2 rounds.
- Change to CC #1, work rnds 3 – 18 of chart, carrying extra color behind.
- Change to CC #2, work rnds 19 & 20 of chart, carrying extra color behind.
- Change to CC #1, work rnds 21 – 36 of chart, carrying extra color behind.
- Change to CC #2, work rnds 1 & 2 of chart, carrying extra color behind.
Section B: With MC, and beginning with rnd 3, work Chart until you’ve used nearly all the yarn, reserving enough to end by working 2 rnds in purl (about 3 times).
Bind off knit-wise using the Decrease Bind Off method as follows:
- K2, slip left needle back into the front of 2 sts just knitted, knit them together, *K1, slip left needle back into the front of 2 sts on right needle, knit them together* repeat to end of rnd.
Weave in ends and block to dimensions.
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