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loops & threads® lush alpaca™ cable knit cowl

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 2 - Loops & Threads® Lush Alpaca™ Yarn – Dark Green

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 18" at neck edge; 32" at shoulder
Length: 15"

GAUGE: 10 sts x 44 rows = 4" over cable pattern with larger needle; save time and check your gauge.
 
STITCH GUIDE
2/2 LC – 2/2 Left Cross – Slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold to front, k2; k2 from cable needle
2/2 RC – 2/2 Right Cross – Slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold to back, k2; k2 from cable needle
 
PATTERN NOTES
Cowl is worked from the neck edge to the shoulders, increasing in circumference as it is worked. Switch to 29” circular needle as soon as there are enough sts to do so. 
Step 2
COWL
With smaller needle, loosely cast on 48 sts, pm and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1-6: *K1, [p2, k2] twice, p2, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 7: *K1, m1, p2, 2/2 LC, k2, p2, m1, k1; rep from * around – 56 sts.
Rnds 8-9: *K1, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 10: *K1, p3, k2, 2/2 RC, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnds 11-12: *K1, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 13: K1, p3, 2/2 LC, k2, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnds 14-15: *K1, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 16: *M1, k1, p3, k2, 2/2 RC, p3, k1; rep from * around – 60 sts.
Rnds 17-18: *K2, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 19: *K2, p3, 2/2 LC, k2, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnds 20-21: *K2, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * around.
Rnd 22: *K2, p3, k2, 2/2 RC, p3, k1, m1; rep from * around – 64 sts.
Rnd 23-24: *K2, p3, k6, p3, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 25: *K2, p3, 2/2 LC, k2, p3, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 26-27: *K2, p3, k6, p3, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 28: *K2, p3, k2, 2/2 RC, p3, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 29-30: *K2, p3, k6, p3, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 31: *K2, m1, p3, 2/2 LC, k2, p3, m1, k2; rep from * around – 72 sts.
Rnd 32-33: *K2, p4, k6, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 34: *K2, p4, k2, 2/2 RC, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 35-36: K2, p4, k6, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Rnd 37: K2, p4, 2/2 LC, k2, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Rnds 38-42: *K2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2; rep from * around.
Bind off loosely in pattern.
 
FINISHING
Weave in ends. 
Step 3
Abbreviations
K = Knit       
M1 = Make 1 (1 st inc’d)
P = Purl
PM = Place Marker        
Rep = Repeat(ing)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
 
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