1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran Yarn A (photographed in shade 660 Sailor's Blue)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran Yarn B (photographed in shade 874 Vintage Green)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran Yarn C (photographed in shade 101 Lima)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran Yarn D (photographed in shade 730 Wild Heather)
4.5mm [US7] circular needle 60cm [23½] in long
The cowl uses about 30g of each colour, and only 20g of Yarn D, so you will have yarn left over to make something else. How about one of the Mini Cakes projects?
Approx 28cm [11in] wide x 28cm [11in] high
One size: a roomy cowl for a child and a neat mini cowl for an adult
18 sts and 26 rows to 10cm [4in] measured over stocking stitch using 4.5mm [US7] needle
Before you start, if you are wondering how to create jogless stripes, try this tutorial.
Cast on 104 sts using Yarn D. Join to work in rounds, taking care not to twist stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.
Rib Round: (K4, p4) repeat to end of round.
Repeat Rib Round three times more (four rounds altogether).
Continuing to work in rounds, change to Yarn A and knit five rounds.
Change to Yarn B and knit five rounds.
Change to Yarn C and knit five rounds.
Repeat striped pattern as set above (five rounds in each colour) three times more, then knit five rounds in Yarn A, so you finish with the same colour you started with.
Change to Yarn D and work four rounds in Rib pattern as worked at the beginning of the cowl.
Cast off loosely. Sew in ends.
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