Snow elegant cluster cowl
A cosy accessory for cool days, a cowl is a clever way to dress up an outfit and stay warm. This charming design features decorative clusters, which run the entire 160cm round, making it gloriously tactile. A project for intermediate knitters, it still works up quickly using 10mm needles and the thick new Patons Super Quick yarn, which comes in six stunning fashion-fabulous pastels.
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Width (approximately) 21cm; circumference (approximately) 160cm
Gather your supplies
• Patons Super Quick (100g): 3 balls Ivory Shade 1
• 1 pair 10mm knitting needles
• Yarn needle
Tension: 9 stitches and 13 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch, using 10mm needles.
Note Correct tension is not essential for this Cowl, however stated yarn quantity needed and measurements are based on this tension.
cluster = Insert RH needle purlways into 3rd stitch on LH needle and slip this stitch up and over first 2 stitches and off needle, then K1, yfwd, K1, completing cluster.
Using 10mm needles, cast on 23 stitches loosely.
1st row: Slip 1 knitways, * P1, (K1, P1) twice, K3, rep from * once, P1, (K1, P1) twice, K1.
2nd row: Slip 1 purlways, (K1, P1) twice, K1, * P3, (K1, P1) twice, K1, rep from * once, P1.
3rd row: Slip 1 knitways, * P1, (K1, P1) twice, ybk, cluster, rep from * once, P1, (K1, P1) twice, K1.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Last 4 rows form pattern.
Continue in pattern until Cowl measures approximately 160cm from beg or near end of 3rd ball (leaving 120cm to cast off with), ending with a 4th row.
Cast off loosely in pattern.
To make up
Using a flat seam and twisting yarn to strengthen it as you sew, join cast-on and cast-off edges. Sew in all ends.
K = knit
LH = left hand
P = purl
rep = repeat/ing
RH = right hand
ybk = yarn back (take yarn under needle from purling position into knitting position, without making a stitch)
yfwd = yarn forward (bring yarn under needle then over into knitting position again, making a stitch).