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Candle Flame Cowl

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Candle Flame Cowl

Candle Flame Cowl.

(c) Sarah E. White, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Chunky Warmth:

The Candle Flame Cowl is a great project for cold weather. It's like a statement necklace made out of yarn -- something everyone is sure to notice when you wear it. But unlike a chunky necklace, this cowl will keep you warm as it turns heads.

The lace pattern requires attention but it's not difficult, particularly after you've worked through the repeat once. And the bulky yarn makes this project one of the quickest eyelet patterns you'll probably ever work.

Materials:

  • two skeins of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky (I used color Gold) or about 200 yards of bulky wool yarn of your choice
  • pair of size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

Gauge is not critical, but I got about 18 stitches and 20 rows per 4 inches (4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch) in pattern.

Size:

Finished cowl is variable in width, but about 9 inches wide, and 30 inches around.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 38 stitches.
  2. Work in Candle Flame stitch (see below) for about 30 inches, ending with row 24.
  3. Bind off in knit
  4. Block the piece so that the edges curve in and out and the piece is about 9 inches wide by 30 inches long.
  5. When dry, sew the cast on and bound off edges together.

Candle Flame Stitch:

Works on multiples of 12 plus 2 stitches.

Row 1: *Purl 2, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, purl 2, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 3. Repeat from * across, end purl 2.

Row 2: *K2, P6, K2, P3. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 3: *P2, K1, (yo, K1) twice, P2, K2, K2tog, K2. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 4: *(K2, P5) twice. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 5: *P2, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2, P2, K2, K2tog, K1. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 6: *K2, P4, K2, P7. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 7: *P2, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3, P2, K2, K2tog. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 8: *K2, P3, K2, P9. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 9: *P2, K2, K2tog, K5, P2, K1, K2tog. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 10: *K2, P2, K2, P8. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 11: *P2, K2, K2tog, K4, P2, K2tog. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 12: *K2, P1, K2, P7. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 13: *P2, K2, K2tog, K3, P2, yo, K1, yo. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 14: *K2, P3, K2, P6. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 15: *P2, K2, K2tog, K2, P2, (K1, yo) twice, K1. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 16: *(K2, P5) twice. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 17: *P2, K2, K2tog, K1, P2, K2, yo, K1, yo, K2. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 18: *K2, P7, K2, P4. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 19: *P2, K2, K2tog, P2, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 20: *K2, P9, K2, P3. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 21: *P2, K1, K2tog, P2, K2, K2tog, K5. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 22: *K2, P8, K2, P2. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Row 23: *P2, K2tog, P2, K2, K2tog, K4. Repeat from * across, end P2.

Row 24: *K2, P7, K2, P1. Repeat from * across, end K2.

Need help with abbreviations? Check this knitting abbreviations chart.

Note: The number of stitches varies from row to row. You can get an accurate count on rows 12 and 24.

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