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Audrey is a Needles and Knits customer and has been attending the Knit Therapy Sessions for a long time. Audrey recently discovered Fairgrounds DK at Needles and Knits Wool Shop. It is an acrylic yarn with the feel of merino and it can be washed. One would never guess it is an acrylic. Seriously! It creates a fair isle pattern when knit.
Here are the six beautiful shades that are available.
She purchased a couple balls of the Fairgrounds DK and decided to knit up a few cowls. They turned out fantastic!
Here are the how to's for Audrey's Cowl:
One ball of Fairgrounds DK
With 4 mm circular needle cast on 110 sts for smaller blue cowl and 130 sts for orange cowl (Audrey cast on 140 for the one she knit but thinks 130 sts would allow for a nicer drape).
Place a marker at beginning of round and purl 3 rounds.
Knit in the round until desired length but leave enough yardage to finish. Purl 3 rounds and cast off all sts.
Sew in end
Well, the countdown to Christmas has started! We thought you might want to knit a cowl or two for that special someone for Christmas. So here are two free patterns that both knit up very quickly!
Lorri knit this in Gladstone which has terrific yardage. A 100 g ball has approximately 160 meters. This cowl was knit with one ball of Galdstone in Colour 421. The pattern is simple and was knit on 6.5 mm needles 126 stitches. Lorri would suggest that 110 - 120 stitches is probably more than enough but as long as you use an even number of stitches, it will work out beautifully!
Using 6 or 6.5 mm circular needles, CO an even number of stitches. You can even use 8 mm needles and CO at least 60 stitches. Do not worry about gauge.
Join for working in the round, place marker, and work in main pattern until yarn used up.
Main Pattern: Multiple of 2
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: *k1, p1: rep from *around.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 throughout.
Drop into Needles and Knits and see the fantastic selection of yarns. Tove has some beautiful alpacas that knit up into soft, comfy, warm cowls.
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