Friday, February 18, 2011

Mohair Shoulder Warmer/ Cowl

Still in snow, cold and don't see any sign of spring? This mohair shoulder warmer/ cowl will keep you warm until the buds bloom!

SIZE One Size
42" circumference x 11" wide/106.5 x 28cm
• 1 ball EACH S. Charles Collezione LUNA 71%
kid mohair, 20% silk, 9% lurex (0.88oz/25g;
232yds/212.5m) in colors #23 stormy skies
(A), #25 blue moon (B), #22 champagne fizz
(C), #24 twilight (D) and #26 sunbeam (E)
• One #10 (6 mm) long circular needle
• Yarn needle

12 sts and 16 rows = 4”/10 cm in Open Star
Pattern, using 2 strands of yarn held together TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Open Star Pattern (multiple of 3 sts)
Row 1 (WS): K2, *yo, k3, with tip of left-hand needle, pass first st of k3 over last 2 stitches and off needle; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, *k3, with tip of left-hand needle, pass first stitch of k3 over last 2 stitches and off needle, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Open Star Pattern.

Open Star Stripe Sequence
*Working in Open Star Pattern, and using 2 strands of yarn held together, work 2 rows each in A, B, C, D, then E; repeat from * for number of stripes indicated.

NOTE: Two strands of yarn are held together throughout. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

With A, cast on 108 sts loosely.
Begin Open Star Pattern and Stripe Sequence in rows until piece measures 11" from beginning (total 5 Stripe Sequences).
Bind off loosely in pattern.

With wrong sides facing, sew short ends of piece
together. Weave in ends.

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