Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cowl to Cape and Back Again!

This Caron Yarn pattern will take you EVERYWHERE! Have fun with this!

Naturally Country (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3oz/85g, 185yds/170m): #0017 Claret: 2 (2, 2)skeins
One pair size U.S. 10 (6mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
One crochet hook size U.S. G/6 (4mm)

Cable needle (cn)
Yarn needle

Small, Medium and Large.

Chest 34 (38, 42)”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5)cm circumference

In Stockinette Stitch using size U.S 10 (6mm) needles, 16 sts and 20 rows = 4”/10cm
Cable insert measures approx 9”/23cm long by 3 ½"/9cm wide

C6B: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn.
C6F: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn.

Stockinette Stitch (St st):
Knit RS rows and purl WS rows.


When increasing, knit 1 in stitch in row below.
When slipping stitches, slip knitwise on knit rows and slip purlwise with yarn in front on purl rows.


CO 6 sts.
Row 1 (WS): K.
Row 2 (RS): K1, inc 1 st, k across to last st, inc 1 st, k last st—8 sts.
Row 3: P.
Rows 4-11: Rep Rows 2-3--16 sts.
Row 12: K1, inc 1 st in row below, k4, C6B, k4, inc 1 st in row below, k last st—18 sts.
Row 13: P.
Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 2-3—20 sts.
Row 16: K1, inc 1 st in row below, C6F, k6, C6F, inc 1 st in row below, k last st—22 sts.
Row 17: P.
Row 18: K.
Row 19: P.
Row 20: K8, C6B, k8.
Row 21: P.
Row 22: K.
Row 23: P.
Rows 24: K2, C6F, k6, C6F, k2.
Rows 25-40: Rep Rows 17-24 twice—22 sts.
Row 41: P2tog, p across to last 2 sts, p2tog—20 sts.
Row 42: K.
Row 43: Rep Row 41—18 sts.
Row 44: K6, C6B, k6.
Row 45: Rep Row 41—16 sts.
Row 46: K.
Rows 47-54: Rep Rows 45-46 four times--8 sts rem.
Row 55: K2tog, p across to last 2 sts, k2tog—6 sts.
BO. Do not cut off. Last loop on needle counts as first loop when sts are picked up along side edge below.
Row 56: Working along one side edge of previous rows, pick up 51 sts—52 sts on needle for cowl portion.
Note: For a neater edge, sl the first st of each row hereafter.
Row 57: P.
Row 58 (RS): (K4, yo) across to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 59: P64.
Work in St st until cowl portion measures 30 (34, 38)”, end with a WS row.
Next row: (K4, drop 1 st off left needle) across to last 4 sts, k4.
Next row: P across 52 sts.

Pull apart the sts at the dropped st location so that they are separated to Row 58.
Seam BO row to opposite side edge of cable insert. (Note: For best results, use crochet slip stitch to seam.)
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends securely.

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