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Chandelier Cowl



I first decided to knit a cowl while home on break and very cold while walking my dog. I didn't have a specific design in mind when I first sat down to knit one. In fact, I tried several other designs before landing on this one. All I knew for sure was that I wanted to use yarn that I already had, so I could bust my stash a little bit.


I chose Lion Brand Thick & Quick because I wanted to use super bulky yarn to knit it up quickly. I also knew I had enough in this color to make a full cowl. I tried several different patterns before landing on the one I chose. I knew I wanted to do some kind of fake honeycomb stitch. I tried the design with different numbers of stitches to get the circumference just right. I chose to name it the Chandelier Cowl because it kind of reminds me of a traditional looking chandelier with the curved candelabra look.

PATTERN


Materials
75yds Lion Brand Thick & Quick in Oatmeal or any other super bulky yarn.
US 13/9 mm 24" circular needles
(1) Stitch marker
Darning Needle
Scissors

Gauge

9 sts x 12 rows = 4"

Abbreviations

SL3P = slip 3 stitches purlwise
WYIF = with yarn in front
P = purl
K = knit
ULS = under loose strand
sts = stitches

Pattern

Cast-on 60 stitches and join in the round. Place stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Rounds 1-2: *SL3P WYIF, P3*
Rounds 3-4: Knit all
Round 5: K1 *K1 ULS, K5* until last 5 sts, K1, K1 ULS, K4
Round 6: Knit all
Rounds 7-8: *P3, Sl3P WYIF*
Rounds 9-10: Knit all
Round 11: K4 *K1 ULS, K5* until last 2 sts, K1 ULS, K1
Round 12: Knit all

Repeat rounds 1-12 one more time for a total of twice (24 rounds). Then repeat rounds 1-6 one more time (30 rounds).

Bind-off using knit stitch

Weave in loose ends.

Notes

Block cowl for the best stitch definition.

I'd love to see pictures of completed cowls! Post them to intagram and tag me (@knitting_with_sara) and tag your photos with #chandeliercowl

Happy knitting!

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