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Sausalito Smoky Cables-and-Lace Cowl

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Description:  This soft and cozy neck warmer is knit on needles larger than the yarn typically calls for to allow for more drape and wearability.

Level:  Intermediate (knowledge of basic cables and eyelets recommended)

Size:  Adult Medium, 22" circumference

2 - 50g balls Crystal Palace Sausalito (shown in color 8307 "French Roast")
Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" Circular Needles in US sizes 3 and 5 (or size needed for gauge)
Cable needle
Yarn sewing needle
Stitch marker (optional, to mark beg of rnd)

Gauge:  26 sts=4" in cable-and-eyelet pattern on larger needles, slightly stretched

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; C6L- cable 6 left (slip next 3 stitches on cable needle an hold in front of work, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; st(s) - stitches; x- times; yf- yarn forward (bring the yarn forward when making a knit stitch to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch); yo- yarn over (bring yarn around needle to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch)

With smaller needles, CO 156 sts.  Place stitch marker to mark beg of rnd, if desired.  Join and work k2 x p1 rib for ½". 

Begin Cable-and-Lace Pattern:
Rnd 1:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2 (and all even rnds):  *p1, k4, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3:  *p1, (yf, k2tog) 2x, p1, k6; rep form * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5:  Rnd 1.
Rnd 7:  Rnd 3.
Rnd 9:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, C6L; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11:  Rnd 3.
Rnd 12:  Rnd 2.

Repeat these 12 rnds until piece measures approx. 12" from cast-on edge, ending with a Rnd 12.  Change to smaller needles and work k2 x p1 rib for ½".  BO loosely in rib.  Weave in ends.

Pattern Copyright 2011 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying Crystal Palace Sausalito are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.
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July 14, 2011