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Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug
Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern Number: L20315 Wear this knit bolero as is or roll it up and wear it as a cowl.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Width About 12 in. (30.5 cm) Finished Circumference About 63 in. (160 cm)



825-200 Amazing Yarn: Aurora

Bright pink, purple, mustard, and blue

Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.16

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 4.95

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

Additional Materials
5 Dritz sew-on snaps, size 30 mm Large-eyed needle that will fit through holes on snaps
20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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.


Piece is worked as a rectangle.


Snaps are sewn to the rectangle, then the ends are seamed.


The shape and the snaps provide multiple wearing options! Leave the piece unsnapped for a lush circular cowl.

Snap a few of the snaps for a close fitting cowl.

Snapping all of the snaps will create armholes.

Slip your arms through to make a shrug!



Cast on 61 sts.Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 63 in.

(160 cm) from beginning.Bind off.

Sew Snaps Note: We sewed the snaps in place with straight stitches and a strand of yarn.

Unsnap each snap into 2 pieces.

You will sew all 5 of the same piece to one section of the piece, and all 5 of the remaining pieces to a second section of the piece.

The piece is reversible, but for purposes of sewing the snaps in place, designate one side as the right side, the other as the wrong side.

Following diagram for placement, sew 5 matching snap pieces to the right side of the piece.

Still following the diagram for placement, sew the remaining 5 snap pieces to the wrong side of the piece.

Sew ends together to form a tube.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)

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