Spring Forward Cowl by Diane L. Augustin

Spring Forward Cowl

March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
135 - 140 yards (123 - 128 m)
approximately 5” deep x 28” in circumference.
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Spring Forward Cowl
Now that we’ve all adjusted to the time change, we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of warmer temperatures and the first blooms of spring. Spring forward into some lightweight knitting projects like this beaded cowl. Have fun adding a few beads to your knitting with this easy method. I hope you enjoy it!
Happy Spring!

It is approximately 5” deep x 28” in circumference.
Gauge: 4 sts./in.

1 skein of Berroco Mykonos. Or 1 skein of Shibui Knits, Rain or Twig. Or one skein of Plymouth, Driftone.
Or approximately 135 yards of any smooth stranded dk weight yarn.
Size 5 circular needles in a 16” inch length.
162 TOHO 6/0 round seed beads. Stitch marker. Yarn needle.
Although the beads add dimension and sparkle, it is entirely optional to include them in this design.

Beads used: 36 beads each for the cast on and bind off.
18 beads each beaded round. for a total of 5 beaded rounds. A total of 162 beads.

This is a helpful U-Tube video for stringing beads onto the yarn using a dental floss threader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtTCeehuSFw
I use a fleece mat on a flat table surface rather than hold the beads in my hand. Fleece fabric is available at any fabric store. Cut a small square to use for bead stringing.

TOHO brand 6/0 round seed beads are available at many of the LYSs and online at: http://www.bobbybead.com