Slippy Cowl by Annie Modesitt

Slippy Cowl

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One Size
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Basic Details
One Size: 22”/56cm circ x 7”/18cm deep
Skill Level: K 2 Easy
Fiber: ModeKnit Yarn,
ModeWerk Worsted

Yarn A - Chabazite, 80 yds required
Yarn B - Gilmarite, 80 yds required
Gauge: 18 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch using needle size: 7 US/4.5mm circ
Notions: Darning needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on (optional)

Techniques Used In The Slippy Cowl

Sl 1 - Slip One Stitch
Keeping yarn to the wrong side of work, insert right hand needle purlwise into stitch and slip onto right needle.

K2tog-L - Knit 2 tog with a Left Slant
Knit 2 sts together so the working needle is pointing to the left as it enters the stitch (dec will slant to the left)
aka SSK, k2togTBL or skp.

K2-tog Bind Off
K2tog-L, slip the stitch just created back onto the left needle and repeat. Work to the end and pull the fiber tail through the last loop.

Provisional Cast On
This is a term used to describe a temporary cast on which can be easily removed later, leaving a row of live stitches to be slipped onto a needle and worked. One favorite method is to crochet a chain in waste yarn with at least as many sts as you would like to cast on. Tie off the end of the chain, placing a knot in the tail. Slip your knitting needle into the bump at the back of each chain, creating a “stitch” on the needle. When desired, the chain can be loosened and pulled off at the knotted end.