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loops & threads® loops™ braided cowl

You won’t need a needle or a hook to make this chunky braided cowl! You’ll use Loops™ yarn, which means you’ll simply pull one pre-formed loop through another to make each stitch. It’s so easy – all you’ll need is two skeins, three hours and the free pattern below!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference = 36" and Length = 10".

GAUGE: 5.5 sts x 6 rows = 4".

SPECIAL STITCHES:

  • LK (Loop Knit): Reach through the next loop on your project, from front to back, then grab the next loop on your yarn and pull it through.
  • LP (Loop Purl): Reach through the next loop on your project, from back to front, grab the next loop on your yarn and pull it through.
  • RT (Right Twist): Working on a right to left row, skip the next loop on the project, work an LK into the next loop, bringing it in front of the skipped loop, LK into the skipped loop.
  • LT (Left Twist): Working on a right to left row, skip the next loop on the project, work an LK into the next loop, bringing it behind the skipped loop, LK into the skipped loop.

PATTERN NOTES:

  • When working in the round you will always work from right to left.
  • When working the first couple of rounds, check your work occasionally to ensure your cowl isn’t beginning to twist around itself. It’s easily corrected in the first 2 rounds by untwisting the cowl and continuing to work, but after the 2nd round any twists will be in the cowl permanently.
  • Join a new ball by pulling both the last loop of the previous ball and the first loop of the new ball through the next stitch. When you reach this doubled stitch on the next row, pull the new loop through both loops as if they were one stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Count out 50 loops and place a removeable marker into the last of these 50 loops to mark the end of the round. Move marker each round to the last loop. Lay the 50 loops out flat on a table to make sure they are not twisted around. Join to work in the round by bringing the ball around to work the 51st loop into the very 1st loop at the end of the yarn. Continue to work in the round, in a spiral, always working from the right to the left.

Rnd 1: *LK in each of the next 5 loops, LP in the next loop, RT over next 2 loops, LK in next loop, LP in next loop; rep from * 4 more times, move marker up to last loop to mark end of round.

Rnd 2: *LK in each of the next 5 loops, LP in the next loop, LK in next loop, LT over next 2 loops, LP in next loop; rep from * 4 more times, move marker up to last loop to mark end of round.

Repeat Rnds 1-2, 8 more times.

Finishing:

Starting at the opposite end of the row as the working yarn, reach through the first loop and grab the second loop, pulling it through the first loop. *Reach through the loop you just pulled through, grab the next loop, pull this loop through the last loop; repeat from * across until only one loop remains. Cut yarn next to last loop. Use a sewing needle and thread to secure last loop, also sew the base of first loop at beginning edge down to create a smooth edge.


ABBREVIATIONS:

LT = Left Twist

LK = Loop Knit

LP = Loop Purl

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Rep = Repeat

RT = Right Twist

Rnd = Round

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