Caron® Braided Cowl
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Caron® Braided Cowl

This beautiful cowl, created by braiding three separate strips knitted in Simply Soft® Collection and Simply Soft® Paints, brings an unusual and fascinating texture and shape to the typical cowl. Designed by Melissa Matthay, this unique accessory will finish off any outfit with color and style.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron International's 'Simply Soft Collection' (100% acrylic, 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m): Shown in: #0007Aqua Mist (A), 6oz/170g; #0014 Pagoda (B), 6oz/170g;
  • Caron International's 'Simply Soft' Paints(100% acrylic, 4oz/113g, 200yds/182m): Shown in: #0004 Spring Brook (C), 4oz/113g
  • One pair needles size U.S. 8 (5mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
 

Project Instructions

SIZE
Adult
 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Each strip: 4 ½"/11.5cm wide x 26"/66cm long
Braided cowl: 10"/25.5cm wide and 26"/66cm circumference
 

YARN
Caron International's 'Simply Soft Collection' (100% acrylic, 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m) shown in: #0007Aqua Mist (A), 6oz/170g; #0014 Pagoda (B), 6oz/170g

Caron International's 'Simply Soft' Paints(100% acrylic, 4oz/113g, 200yds/182m) shown in: #0004 Spring Brook (C), 4oz/113g
 

NEEDLES
One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) or size to obtain gauge
 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Yarn needle
 

GAUGE
In St st, using U.S. size 8 (5 mm) needles, 18 sts and 21 rows = 4"/10 cm Note: Gauge is not critical to project.
 

STITCHES USED
Stockinette stitch (St st): K on RS, p on WS. Seed stitch (seed st): Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across. Repeat Row 1 always having a k st over a p st and a p st over a k st. Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 2 sts + 1): Row 1 (RS): K1,*yo, k2tog; * repeat from *, end k2. Rows 2 and 4: Purl. Row 3: K2, *yo, k2tog; * repeat from *, end k1. Repeat Rows 1-4 for eyelet patt.
 

COWL
First strip: With C, CO 21 sts. Work in St st until piece measures 26" from beg. BO all sts, leaving a 9" tail for sewing.
Second strip: With A, CO 21 sts. Work in seed st until piece measures 26" from beg. BO all sts, leaving a 9" tail for sewing.
Third strip: With B, CO 21 sts. Work in eyelet patt until piece measures 26" from beg. BO all sts, leaving a 9" tail for sewing.
 

FINISHING
Tack the three stripes together at one end. Braid until tight as pictured, then sew together. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Tips

Make this in any number of color schemes using coordinating colors of Simply Soft Collection and Simply Soft Paints.