Vertical Striped Cowl
- Loops and Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn – Cherry (MC; 1 Skein) and Aran (CC; 1 Skein)
- Waste Yarn
- Key Plate – Ultimate Sweater Machine/ISmall Key Plate 3.5 or Appropriate Tension to Obtain Gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- Row Counter (Optional)
- Needles, 60
With MC, K 8 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=008.
With CC, K 6 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=014.
With MC, K 3 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COL. Move carriage to opposite side of bed. COR. RC=017.
With CC, K 2 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. Move carriage to opposite side of bed. COL. RC=019
With MC, K 1 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=020.
With CC, K 4 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=024.
With MC, K 6 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=030.
With CC, K 2 R. Do not break off yarn, but remove from carriage. COR. RC=032.
Repeat Steps for pattern.
Using WY, CO 60 sts. K 6 R. Break off. Change to MC.
COR. Work Stripe Pattern 5 times to RC=160. Break off MC and CC and leave a length of MC for seaming.
Using WY, K 6 R and remove from machine.
Re-hang sts from WY with right side facing front. Bring up opposite end and hang sts from WY so that each ndl has 2 sts. K 1 R and Bind off (this joins ends into a circle).
Using mattress stitch, seam sides together to make a closed tube. Weave in ends.
Lay blocked pieces side by side with right sides facing you.
Pull edge stitch slightly away from the stitch next to it. You'll see a horizontal bar running between the edge stitch and the one beside it. Insert yarn needle under that bar.
Pull yarn through the bar (don't pull tightly just yet) and insert the needle under the parallel horizontal bar on the opposite piece. Work back and forth, inserting needle under the bar on one piece then the other piece until you've worked a few rows.
Gently but firmly pull the yarn in the direction of the seam (rather than out towards you) and the two rows of second stitches will start to join one another.
Stop pulling on the yarn before the seam starts to pucker. Adjust as necessary so that the seam lays flat and neat.
Continue until you reach the top of the pieces. Finish off by connecting the top two corner stitches like you did at the lower edge and weave the remaining yarn in securely on the wrong side.
bo = bind off
cc = contrast color
col = carriage on left
co = cast on
cor = carriage on right
k = knit
kp = key plate
mc = main color
ndl = needle
r = rows
rc = row counter
wy = waste yarn
sts = stitches
st st = stockinette stitch