the Cowl Collar Sweater by Karen Clements
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the Cowl Collar Sweater

Aran (8 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
790 - 1190 yards (722 - 1088 m)
sm, m, lg
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This pattern has 2 versions of the same design. The lavish version is a more dramatic sweater with longer, fuller sleeves and a collar that can change from a deep cowl neck to off the shoulder while the moderate is a toned down version you could wear to the office.

Like the Boat Neck this pattern is not for the pedestrian knitter. Sizes are easy to adjust as you work and will be noted. The numbers provided form the framework and a starting point while making modifications to those numbers for a more custom fit for any size.

This is the easier of the last 2 patterns I’ve posted and maybe a better introduction to this type of top down construction although I would still rate this for the intermediate knitter because of the techniques involved.

Techniques used in this pattern: Invisible (provisional) cast on, short row shaping, grafting (kitchner stitch) or optional 3 needle bind off, picking up stitches & a springy bind off. M1 (make 1) the lifted bar increase and left & right leaning decreases SSK & K2tog.

Check out my website for more notes on this sweater.