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Cowl With Decorative Medallion Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Cowl With Decorative Medallion Knitting Pattern

This cowl pattern is notable for its unique style...a decorative medallion is knit on straight needles, then joined to the cowl.

Size:
8.5" tall x 24" circumference, not including medallion (7" tall x 8" at widest point)

Gauge:
16 sts = 4" in St st

Materials:
Size 10 US (6 mm) straight needles.
Size 10 US (6 mm) 16, 20 or 24" circulars
1 ball Mochi Plus by Crystal Palace Yarns -Color 571 Berry Compote (Color A)
2 balls Mochi Plus Solid by Crystal Palace Yarns - Color 1502 Lapis Blue (Color B)
80% Merino Wool/20% Nylon
50 grams/1.75 ounces
95 yards/87 meters

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Cowl With Decorative Medallion Knitting Pattern

Instructions
Seed Stitch
Rnd 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Rnd 2: *p1, k1; rep form *
Rep.

Cowl
Beginning with medallion, with A and straight needles, CO 1 (the usual slip knot), then k1, turn, p1, turn, k1.
P in front and back.
K1, k in front and back.
WS: P3.
K1, yo, k1, yo, k1 - 5 sts.
P5.
K1, yo, k3, yo, k1 - 7 sts.
P7.
K1, yo, k5, yo, k1 - 9 sts.
P1, k1, p5, k1, p1.
K2, p1, yo, k3, yo, p1, k2 - 11 sts.
P1, k1, p7, k1, p1.
K2, p1, yo, k5, yo, p1, k2 - 13 sts.
P1, k1, p9, k1, p1.
Using Cable Cast On, CO 4, (k1, p1) 2 times, k13 - 17 sts.
Using Cable Cast On, CO 4, p2, k1, p15, k1, p2 - 21 sts.
(K1, p1) 2 times, k13, (p1, k1) 2 times.
P2, k1, p15, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, yo, k13, yo, (p1, k1) 2 times - 23 sts.
P2, k1, p17, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, yo, k15, yo, (p1, k1) 2 times - 25 sts.
P2, k1, p19, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, yo, k19, yo, (p1, k1) 2 times - 27 sts.
P2, k1, p21, k1, p2.
Using Cable Cast On, CO 4, (k1, p1) 2 times, k23, (p1, k1) 2 times - 31 sts.
Using Cable Cast On, CO 4, p2, k1, p29, k1, p2 - 35 sts.
(K1, p1) 2 times, k27, (p1, k1) 2 times.
P2, k1, p29, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, yo, k27, yo, (p1, k1) 2 times - 37 sts.
P2, k1, p31, k1, p2.
BO 4, p1, k1, p1, k25, (p1, k1) 2 times - 33 sts.
BO 4, p1, k1, p23, k1, p2 - 29 sts.
(K1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k17, k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times - 27 sts.
P2, k1, p21, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k15, k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times - 25 sts.
P2, k1, p19, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k13, k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times - 23 sts.
P2, k1, p17, k1, p2.
(K1, p1) 2 times, ssk, k11, k2tog, (p1, k1) 2 times - 21 sts.
P2, k1, p15, k1, p2.
Cut A. Leave 21 sts on needle.

With B and circular needles, CO 36 sts.
Join medallion to cowl: From sts on straight needle, (k1, p1) 2 times, k13, (p1, k1) 2 times.
Using Cable CO, CO 37 sts.
Join; mark beg of rnd.
Work Seed Stitch 3 rnds.
Work St st (k every rnd) 8 inches.
Work Seed Stitch 3 rnds.
BO. Weave in ends. Block.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

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