Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Newsprint Cowl

Purl Solo sent out a free pattern today that is lovely!  They call it the Newsprint Cowl.


24 stitches and 35 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch


Finished dimensions: 12 inches high and 58 inches in circumference


The purl side of this Cowl is considered the right side, but you will make the Cowl with the wrong side facing you. This is so that most of your stitches will be easier knits rather than more difficult purls.
Because the wrong side is facing you, when you carry up the yarns for striping, be sure to twist them on the side facing you, aka the knit stitch side of the Main Body.
For more tips on carrying up yarn, please visit our Stripes in the Round Tutorial, but keep in mind that this tutorial carries the yarn up the backside of the work. The concept is the same, but again, here, you’ll carry the yarn up the front of the work!



With Main Color (MC), use a Long Tail Cast On to cast on 348 stitches.
Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.
Rounds 1-4: With MC, purl to end of round.


Round 1: With CC, knit to end of round.
Rounds 2 and 3: With MC, knit to end of round. (See Notes, above, for tips on where and how to carry up the yarn for striping.)
Repeat Rounds 1-3 until piece measures about 11 1/2 inches from cast-on edge.
Cut CC yarn.
Next Round: With MC, knit to end of round.


Rounds 1-4: With MC, purl to end of round.
Bind off all stitches purlwise.
Weave in the ends and gently block your Newsprint Cowl!

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