Erin Cowl by Valentina Georgieva

Market Bag with Cotton Breeze – free crochet instruction
14.08.2019

Designer: ValKnitting – Valentina Georgieva

Needles
A pair of circular needles size 3 mm (US 2½) with length 60 cm (24 inches) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Yarn
Performance WooLinen (Fingering weight)
80% Merino superwash, 20% Linen (1 ball – 50 gr, 200 m, 218 yards)
For the scarf is used approximately 150 gr. or 654 yards.
3 skeins color A (main color) and 1 skein color B (contrasting color). Approximately 523 yards color A and 131 yards color B. Photographed in color 208 (color A) and 06 (color B).
Gauge
30 sts/36 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) with needles in stocking stitch after Wet Blocking
Size Adult. One size.
Finished Dimensions
Wide = 33 cm (13“) (Circumference = 66 cm (26’’))
Long = 29 cm (12‘’)
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after Wet Blocking.
Additional Tools
• Smooth waste yarn (for Provisional Cast-On Method).
• Crochet Hook (for Provisional Cast-On Method).
• Stitch marker.
• Spare circular needles size 3 mm (US 2½) with length 60 cm (24 inches) or longer.
• Tapestry needle for weaving the ends and grafting.
• T-pins (blocking wires on your discretion). Construction Notes
• Cowl worked in-the-round.
• Cowl worked in one piece.
• In the pattern are used Provisional Cast-On method (Using a Crochet Hook) and Grafting

Chart Notes
• The chart is repeated in the round 28 times.
• The rows from 1 to 8 from the chart are repeated 13 times.
Abbreviations
St(s) – Stitch(es)
CO – Cast on
K – Knit
A – Main color
B – Contrasting color

Pattern
Using Provisional Cast-On method, with a crochet hook and smooth waste yarn, CO 196 stitches.Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.
Body
Rounds 1-2: K196 in A (196 sts).
Rounds 3-6: [K5 in A, k2 in B] 28 times (196 sts).
Rounds 7-8: [K2 in A, k5 in B] 28 times (196 sts).
Repeat rounds 1-8: thirteen (13) times more. Totalrounds – 104.

Note: The rounds 1-8 correspond to the lines of the chart.Rounds 105-208: K196 in A (196 sts).

Grafting (Kitchener Stitch) Before grafting the two ends, turn the cowl inside out and weave in all ends. If this step is not done before the two ends are joined the wrong side of the cowl won’t be accessible. Next, turn the cowl right-side-out again, undo the provisional cast on and place live stitches on a spare circular needle. The needles at either end of the cowl should line up, so that the needle points meet at the beginning of the round, otherwise your cowl will be
twisted. Break your working yarn, leaving a tail with a length approximately 4 times the length of the finished seam you’re going to make. Pull the one edge through the inside of the cowl so that both edges to be aligned with the Right Sides facing out, both needle tips pointing to the right and the working yarn coming from the back needle. Thread the yarn onto a tapestry needle and follow the instructions below, working from right to left.

Step 1. Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the first stitch on the Front Needle and pull through, but do not slip this stitch from needle.

Step 2. Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into thefirst stitch on the Back Needle and pull through, butdo not slip this stitch from needle.

Step 3. Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into thefirst stitch on the Front Needle, slipping the stitchoff the needle and pulling the yarn through. Insertthe tapestry needle purlwise into the next stitch onthe Front Needle and pull through, tugging it gently,leaving the stitch on the needle.

Step 4. Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the first stitch on the Back Needle, slipping the stitch
off the needle and pulling the yarn through. Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the next stitch on the Back Needle and pull through, tugging it gently, leaving the stitch on the needle.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until a single stitch remains on each needle, adjusting the tension of the sewing yarn every few stitches so that it mimics the tension of the knitting.

To finish, insert tapestry needle into final stitch on Front needle as if to knit, slipping it off of needle. Now, insert tapestry needle into final stitch on Back Needle as if to purl, slipping it off of needle.
Pull the yarn through and fasten off gently so as not to distort the stitches. Weave in remaining end. Wet blocking on your discretion.

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