Ritz Cowl by Kyle Kunnecke

Ritz Cowl

September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
29.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in over chart pattern with larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.85 mm
3.5 mm (E)
550 - 990 yards (503 - 905 m)
24-3/4 (40-3/4)" (63 [103.5] cm) circumference and 11" (28 cm) wide.
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This colorwork cowl showcases a bold repeating oval motif connected by seed beads. I am particularly enamored with the way the seed beads sparkle but aren’t noticed right away. They add a touch of magic to this cowl, while the applied I-cord adds structure and stability. Want a bolder look? Consider using a bead in a color complementary to your contrasting-color yarn.

Because beads are added on only a few rounds and in locations clearly indicated by the chart, this is a good project for those just learning how to use beads in their knitting.

Knitting Knowledge
The body of this project is worked in the round, and requires:

• Knitting with circular and double-pointed needles
• Casting on
• Reading charts
• Knitting and purling
• Two-color ribbing
• Turned hems
• Crochet hook beading
• Locking floats
• Decreasing
• Finishing

Shown in size 40 3/4” (103.5 cm).