Spiral Stars Cowl by Diane L. Augustin

Spiral Stars Cowl

September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in rib stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
Approximately 6" deep x 46" in circumference
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If you haven’t experienced the joy of knitting cowls and shawls with luscious fingering weight yarn, why not give it a try with this carefree design?
If you already know how much fun it can be, why not add beads to your next project? It’s fun to incorporate them with this easy bead placement technique.

There are three versions of the pattern. Each one will have a different effect, even though they are all the same basic pattern. Versions #1 and #2 are inspired by Fibonacci numbers. Version #3 is a simple bead placement option.

Two Skeins (approximately 400 yards) of Crystal Palace Yarns, Panda Silk. Gauge is 6 sts./in.
Size 4 circular needles, 24” length. Stitch Marker. Yarn needle.
The cowl is approximately 6” deep x 46” in circumference.

825 TOHO round seed beads, size 6/0 are used in Version #1
600 TOHO round seed beads, size 6/0 are used in Version #2
750 TOHO round seed beads, size 6/0 are used in Version #3
Dental floss threader. Beading surface. Beads are available at many of the LYSs and online at: http://www.bobbybead.com

Also included in the pattern is information for an alternative long tail cast on, join and relaxed bindoff.

Thank you for your interest. Enjoy!:)

The orange & navy blue cowl is Zauberball Crazy! It works up in gorgeous stripes!

Not a bead fan? The spiral pattern makes it a fun and easy knit, without the beads, as well.