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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
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:

15 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm).


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)
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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