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Positive Slope Cowl

Knitting
July 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
450 - 470 yards (411 - 430 m)
10 inches/25cm wide - 42 inches/105cm circumference
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Knit on the bias in super soft and light Malabrigo Lace, this cowl sports beaded stripes with simple sections of stockinette in the solid colors on either side. Seed stitch keeps the edges from curling. The cowl starts with a provisional cast on and is knit back and forth. Kitchener stitch is used to seam it together.

I used a little less than 25 grams of each color for the size given. To knit a longer cowl, you will (obviously) need more yarn!

The beads are optional - simply purl any stitches that called for a bead.

This is an intermediate knit, however an advanced beginner who is resourceful should have no trouble. The knitter needs to be familiar with the following stitches and techniques:

knit, purl, k2tog, make 1, double decrease, provisional cast on, kitchener stitch, carrying yarn along the edge, working several stitches into the same stitch, and blocking. Explicit instructions are given for the m1R, the double decrease, and how to place a bead. A description is included of the provisional cast on used in the pictured cowl. Kitchener stitch instructions are not included.

Please let me know if you have any questions!