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Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
I’ve been on a kick lately making what I call “continuous shawls” I don’t really know if these things have an official name. I just love the way triangular shawls look when worn with the point in front, and I wanted a way to do that without worrying about the shawl falling off, so that’s where the idea came from for me. I’m sure you will be seeing several more patterns in this style coming from me in the future!
Spring Cowgirl is a continuous shawl with a cowl neck top. Maybe that makes it a shawl point cowl? I have no idea what to call this thing! Let’s just call it pretty. It uses 2 generous sample size skeins of yarn (a 50g and a 25g skein), but can be made from one 100g skein of fingering weight yarn, with plenty leftover for a fun small project. (Maybe one or two of the Twisted and Twirled MKAL or MCAL patterns.) The yarn was provided by Mode Knit Yarn and Knitcircus Yarns as part of the swag bags from the Marley Bird Designer Dinner at the Summer 2015 TNNA Needlearts Trade Show. Thank you!!! Both yarns were a pleasure to work with and the colors are just beautiful.
19″ around base of neck, 7.5″ tall in center back, 19″ tall in center front
Mode Knit Yarn, Mode Werk FLOW fingering weight in Tequila Mockingbird; 50g/185yds
Knitcircus Yarns, Opulence in Race to the Cookie Jar Stripes; 25g/100yds
Size US 3/3.25mm circular needles
optional: double point needles of the same size
24 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Stitches and Skills used:
co ~ cast on
k ~ knit
p ~ purl
yo ~ yarn over
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
It may be easier to get started with double point needles for the first dozen or so rows, though I made mine with my Clover bamboo interchangeable circulars and had no problems. Rows 6 and 7 were a little tight, but workable.
There is just enough of each of these yarns to make the pattern, I had less than 3 yards left of both yarns at the end. If your tension is looser than specified in the shawl (if you have less sts/rows per inch than the gauge says) then you may need more than the amounts specified. If you are using one 100g skein of yarn, then you should have nothing to worry about!
With Mode Werk FLOW CO 6
Rows 1 ~ 5: Turn, k to end. ~ 6 sts
Row 6: Turn, k6, pick up and knit into 3 sts along side of work, pick up and knit into 6 sts along cast on edge. ~ 15 sts
Row 7: Turn, k6, place marker, yo, k1, yo, place marker, k1, yo, k1, yo, place marker, k6. ~ 19 sts
Rows 8~24 even: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, (p to marker, slip marker) twice, k to end.
Rows 9~25 odd: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k to end.
Row 26: Turn, k all sts, slipping markers as they are reached.
Row 27: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k to end.
Row 28: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, (p to marker, slip marker) twice, k to end.
Row 29: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, (ssk, yo) to one st before marker, k1, yo, slip marker, k to end.
Row 30: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, (p to marker, slip marker) twice, k to end.
Row 31: Turn, k to marker, slip marker, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k to end.
Row 32: Turn, k all sts, slipping markers as they are reached.
Repeat rows 9~32: 2 more times.
Repeat rows 9~26: once more.
Bind off all sts.
Block piece flat at this point.
Fold piece into a circle, holding together the first and last 6 sts of the bind off. Use the tail from the bind off to seam the first and last 6 sts of the bind off together.
Round 1: With Opulence, working on the right side and starting in the center back at the seam, pick up and knit into 136 sts along the garter st top of the piece, place marker.
**The best way to do this is to divide the piece in half, then divide those in half (now there are 4 sections), then divide those in half. This will create 8 equal sections. Pick up 17 sts evenly in each of these sections.
Rounds 2~10: K all.
Rounds 11, 13, 15: P all.
Rounds 12, 14: K all.
Rounds 16~25: K all.
Repeat rounds 11~25: 2 more times.
Repeat rounds 11~15: once more.
Bind off all sts and weave in ends.
Wear or give and enjoy!
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