Braided Cowl by Nerissa Muijs

Braided Cowl

March 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
6.0 mm (J)
246 - 273 yards (225 - 250 m)
One size
both US and UK
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This pattern is worked in rounds, with each round being worked in the opposite direction to create the braided effect. It is also based on a three stitch repeat, so to increase or decrease the circumference, add or subtract stitches in sets of threes.

The stitch itself is also very simple, but can be awkward to get the hang of in the beginning. The first stitch of the round is a ch 3, which counts as a treble. The next stitch is a 4 loop puff stitch (yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all loops), however this is worked through a stitch two stitches back. The next stitch of the round is then worked three stitches forward from the original starting chain. More on this in the instructions.

It’s important to remember that this design makes use of almost all of the yarn, there will be very little left over, so pay close attention to your tension. There are four rounds of each colour, so if there are concerns about yardage and tension, work two quick rounds in pattern and weigh your work. If more than 50% of the ball is used, check and adjust the tension/hook.