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Girlfriend Cowls Project - Alpaca Silk Version

Girlfriend Cowls Project - Alpaca Silk Version

"A one-skein delight!"

Combine rhythmic knits, purls and slipped stitches in the right order and you get elegant tweed stitch–one of our favorites for a cowl. The pattern also includes a simple stockinette version, ideal for knitting while chatting with your girlfriends. Take your pick!

This quick project is perfect for any sport- or DK-weight yarn. We love the softness, drape, and rich luster of Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. This blend of silk and alpaca really sings in over 20 shades, ranging from neutrals to pastels and delicious jewel tones. We used one skein of color 113 Ice for the tweed-stitch version and one skein of 138 Garnet for the stockinette version.

You can pick up the pattern in "The Free Pattern" tab and any delicious color below, or go to the Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk page for more information about the yarn.

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 21"/53cm circumference x 9"/24cm deep.

YARN
1 skein Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (146 yds/133m each). We used color 113 Ice for the tweed-stitch version and 138 Garnet for the stockinette version.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or size to get gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
Tweed-stitch version only: US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle.

GAUGE
Tweed-stitch version: Approx. 21 sts/37 rounds = 4"/10cm, after blocking.
Stockinette version: Approx. 18 sts/26 rounds = 4"/10cm, after blocking.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: K = knit; P = purl; Sl 1 = slip 1 stitch purlwise; St(s) = stitch(es); YF = bring yarn to front between needles.


Tweed-Stitch Version: Using cable cast-on method and smaller needle, cast on 114 sts. Place a marker to designate beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: *K1, YF, Sl 1, YB*, repeat between * * to end of round. Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: [Change to gauge needle on first Round 3] *YF, Sl 1, YB, K1*, repeat between * * to end of round.
Round 4: Knit. [Change to smaller needle for final Round 4.]
Repeat Rounds 1–4 to desired depth, or until you have just enough yarn left to bind off. Bind off purlwise, working loosely to match tension of cast-on edge.

Stockinette-Stitch Version: Using cable cast-on method and gauge needle, cast on 94 sts. Place a marker to designate beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist. Knit every round to desired depth, or until you have just enough yarn left to bind off. Bind off purlwise, working loosely to match tension of cast-on edge.

Finishing: Weave in ends as invisibly as possible. Soak and wet block. Allow to dry, turning periodically to avoid setting crease at fold line.

Download printable "Girlfriend Cowl" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 138 Garnet. Deep ruby wine.

COLOR: 128 Plum. Glowing aubergine.

COLOR: 129 Amethyst. A lucent mauve.

COLOR: 114 Wisteria. Sun-faded blossoms.

COLOR: 101 Quartz. Pale mineral pink.

COLOR: 143 Papaya. Polished coral.

COLOR: 135 Chestnut. Roasted coffee.

COLOR: 148 Peridot. Green and yellow chartreuses, stirred.

COLOR: 131 Kiwi. More of a soft fresh sage.

COLOR: 137 Sapphire. Washed turquoise.

COLOR: 139 Peacock. Iridescent teal.

COLOR: 127 Blue. New denim (just a few washes).

COLOR: 149 Riviera. Clear Provencal blue.

COLOR: 113 Ice. Blue in some lights, grey in others.

COLOR: 110 Ecru. Sweet cream.

COLOR: 150 Night. Wet ink black.

COLOR: 133 Blush. Cream kissed with the palest pink.

COLOR: 140 Blueberry. Dark blue with a hint of purple.

COLOR: 141 Peapod. Fresh and clear like new grass.

COLOR: 144 Mango. Bright sunny yellow.

COLOR: 123 Ruby. Clear red.

COLOR: 104 Truffle. Cafe au lait.

COLOR: 151 Sand Dune. Beige.

COLOR: 146 Passionfruit. Bright clear fuschia.

COLOR: 147 Crabapple. Warm brick red.

COLOR: 102 Raisin. Warm rich mauve.

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