Tampico Cowl

Wear this cozy cowl long or dou­bled up around your neck. It’s a stylish ac­ces­sory and will keep you warm at the same time.

Creative Knitting - - COMFY & COZY - De­sign by ANGELA TONG

De­sign by Angela Tong

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Width: 71/4 inches Cir­cum­fer­ence: 54 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Mal­abrigo Yarn Rios (worsted weight; 100% su­per­wash merino wool; 210 yds/100g per skein): 2 skeins Valentina #RIO689 • Size 9 (5.5mm) nee­dles or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Size I/9 (5.5mm) cro­chet hook

Gauge

18 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches/10cm in

Lace pat, blocked. 18 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in

garter st, blocked. To save time, take time to check

gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Lace (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts + 5 + 2 edge sts

each side) Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2: K2 (edge sts), p29, k2

(edge sts).

Row 3: K3, [k3, yo, sk2p, yo] 4 times, k6. Row 4: K2, p4, [k1, p1, k1, p3] 4 times,

p1, k2. Row 5: Knit. Row 6: K2, p29, k2. Row 7: K3, [yo, sk2p, yo, k3] 5 times. Row 8: K2, p1, k1, p1, k1, [p3, k1, p1,

k1] 4 times, p1, k2. Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.

Pat­tern Note

The cowl be­gins with a pro­vi­sional cast-on (see page 110) and is worked flat, length­wise. The ends are grafted to­gether (see tu­to­rial on page 96).

Cowl

Us­ing the pro­vi­sional method, cast on

33 sts. Knit 20 rows. *Work [8-row Lace pat] 5 times. Knit 40 rows. Rep from * twice. Work [8-row Lace pat] 5 times. Knit 20 rows. Cut yarn, leav­ing a 25-inch tail.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Steam-block lightly. Un­zip pro­vi­sional cast-on and trans­fer 33 live sts to 2nd knit­ting nee­dle (or to op­po­site point if us­ing a cir­cu­lar nee­dle). Be­ing care­ful not to twist your knit­ting, hold WS fac­ing each other and use tail to graft ends, fol­low­ing tu­to­rial on page 96.

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