Cruis­ing Cowlette

Us­ing a gen­tle pal­ette suit­able for a beau­ti­ful spring day, this cowlette brings color­work to your warm-weather wardrobe. The breezy but lux­u­ri­ous com­bi­na­tion of cot­ton and cash­mere drapes beau­ti­fully when worked up in an in­no­va­tive com­bi­na­tion of lace an

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Bar­bara Ben­son

Pat­tern Notes

Be­fore work­ing Round 7 of Chart A, move the last stitch of Round 6 to the be­gin­ning of Round 7 where it will be­come part of the ini­tial ssk.

Be­fore work­ing Round 1 of Chart C, move the last stitch of the fi­nal round of Chart B to the be­gin­ning of Round 1 of Chart C where it will be­come part of the ini­tial ssk.

Cowlette

Us­ing MC, cast on 106 sts; pm to in­di­cate end of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Bor­der Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Rnd 2: [P1, k1] for 50 sts, p1, yo, pm, k1, yo, *p1, k1; rep from * to end—108 sts. Rnd 3: *K1, p1; rep from * to 2 sts be­fore marker, k2, sm, k2, *k1, p1; rep from * to end. Body Note: Charts are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat sts from charts. Join CC, do not cut MC. Chart A Rnd 1: With CC, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to 4 sts be­fore marker, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore end of rnd, yo, sk2p, yo—2 sts inc. Rnd 2: With CC, knit. Rnd 3: With MC, knit to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, knit to end of rnd—2 sts inc. Rnd 4: With MC, knit. Rnd 5: With CC, *k3, sl 1, k1, sl 1; rep from * to 6 sts be­fore marker, k3, sl 1, k2, yo, sm, k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k3, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, k3; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore end of rnd, sl 1, k1, sl 1—2 sts inc. Rnd 6: With CC, knit all CC sts and slip all MC sts.

Re­move end-of-rnd marker; slip first st on RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle. Re­place end-of-rnd marker.

Rnd 7: With MC, *ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to 8 sts be­fore marker, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k3, yo, sm, k1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, *yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog; rep from * to 1 st be­fore end of rnd, yo, k1, yo—2 sts inc. Rnd 8: With MC, knit. Chart B Rnd 9: With CC, *sl 1, k1, sl 1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to 2 sts be­fore marker, sl 1, k1, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, sl 1, *yo, sk2p, yo, sl 1, k1, sl 1; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore end of rnd, yo, sk2p, yo—2 sts inc. Rnd 10: With CC, knit all sts in CC and slip all sts in MC. Rnd 11: With MC, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore marker, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, k2­tog, yo, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore end of rnd, k3—2 sts inc. Rnd 12: With MC, knit. Rnds 13–60: Rep [Rnds 1–12 from Charts A and B] 4 more times (a to­tal of 5 reps of Rnds 1–12); each rep adds 12 sts to st count—168 sts at end of Rnd 60. Lower Edge Chart C Re­move end-of-rnd marker; slip first st on RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle. Re­place end-of-rnd marker. Rnd 1: With CC, *ssk, sl 1, k2­tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to 5 sts be­fore marker, ssk, sl 1, k2, yo, sm, k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2­tog, *yo, k1, yo, ssk, sl 1, k2­tog; rep from * to 1 st be­fore end of rnd, yo, k1, yo—170 sts. Rnd 2: With CC, knit all CC sts and slip all MC sts. Rnd 3: With MC, *yo, s2kp, yo twice, sk2p, yo; rep from * to 5 sts be­fore marker, yo, s2kp, yo, [k1, yo] twice, sm, [k1, yo] twice, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, *yo, sk2p, yo twice, s2kp, yo; rep from * to 3 sts be­fore end of rnd, yo, sk2p, yo—174 sts.

With MC, bind-off as fol­lows, mak­ing sure to bind off each loop of ev­ery dou­ble yo in­di­vid­u­ally: Slip first st, *k1, in­sert LH nee­dle into front legs of both sts on RH nee­dle and k2­tog-tbl; rep from * un­til all sts are bound off.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends and block as­sertively. If you block flat and get fold lines you can re­fold and lightly steam out those creases.

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