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Cardiff Cowl
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Pattern Number: 90268AD Enjoy this winter's hottest accessory -- the cowl -- in lightweight and warm alpaca.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 10 x 21 in. (25.5 x 53.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 17, 2013)
Added chart and clarification notes.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

488-125 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Fawn Heather

Taupe brushed with light grey


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 12.00

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
15 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1.

Cowl is worked in joined rnds with RS always facing.

Do not turn at end of rnds.

2.

Each rnd consists of 2-dc groups alternated with shells.


a.

Rnds 1 and 4 alternate 2-dc groups and (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) shells.

b.

Rnd 2 alternates 2-dc groups and (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) shells.

c.

Rnd 3 alternates 2-dc groups and (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) shells.



3.

Each 2-dc group is worked into the 2 dc of each group in the previous row.

The shells are worked directly above the shells in the previous row.

This creates columns of 2-dc groups and columns of shells (see Stitch Diagram).


INSTRUCTIONS



COWL Ch 84.

Being careful not to twist, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, * dc into next 2 ch, sk 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, * dc in next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, sk next ch-sp and dc, * dc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, sk next ch-sp and dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-sp, sk 2 dc, * dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-sp, sk 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnds 5-10: Rep Rnds 2-4 twice.

Fasten off.

Working along opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with sl st under the right dc of any 2 dc group.

Rep Rnds 1-10, lining up sts in Rnd 1 with the sts on the opposite side.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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