Tuesday, March 23, 2010

King Charles Brocade Cowl

Spring time is here :D and with the warmer weather comes our winds.
I needed something to wear over my hair that would be easy to pop on and off, that the wind didn't take off for me ;)
I wanted to be able to wear it laying smooth as well as up, so I went with buttons and quick yarn over button holes.
This is a loose knit, so it's perfect for this in between kind of weather. Quick and easy to knit.




King Charles Brocade Cowl
Size 8 US needles
120 yards worsted yarn, shown in Preaches & Crème’s Sage
Gauge 4 sts by 5 ½ rows per inch
27” long by 8” wide ( approximately )
Three ¾” buttons
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
P = purl
Yo = yarn over needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
Cast on 35 stitches
1 - 5 ) knit
6) k6, ( p1, k9, p1, k1 )x2, k5
7) k6, ( p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1 )x2, k5
8) k6, ( p1, k1, p1, k5, { p1, k1 } x2 )x2, k5
9) k5, p1, ( { p1, k1 }x2, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2 )x2, k5
10) k6, ( k2, { p1, k1 }x3, p1, k3 )x2, k5
11) k5, p1, ( p3, { k1, p1 }x2, k1, p4 )x2, k5
12) k6, ( k4, p1, k1, p1, k5 )x2, k5
13) k5, p1, ( p3, { k1, p1 }x2, k1, p4 )x2, k5
14) k6, ( k2, { p1, k1 }x3, p1, k3 )x2, k5
15) k5, p1, ( { p1, k1 }x2, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2 )x2, k5
16) k6, ( p1, k1, p1, k5, { p1, k1 } x2, )x2, k5
17) k6, ( p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1 )x2, k5
Repeat rows 6 - 17 x 11 ( for a total of 12 times )
Knit 3 rows
K5, yo, k2tog, k9, k2tog, yo, k10, k2tog, yo, k5
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off. Weave in ends. Sew buttons onto cast on edge, make sure to line up with button holes.
 

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