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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chiron Cowl

This is my first published pattern for 2016.  It has been a challenging year, yet a fantastic year.

This cowl is done with two colors, but using one color at a time.  It has texture and is completely reversible.  I have made it with Wollemeisse, Kauni, Kenzie and even handspun.  You have to modify the amount of stitches that you want it to be.  The smaller the gauge the more stitches you will need.

Chiron Cowl (1)

Chiron is a completely reversible cowl, done with two colors. It creates a nice vertical lines illusion while using one color at a time in the round.

Always use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and to hold your live stitch when not crocheting. The Cowl Pictured above used 9 reps of the main pattern and 1 skein of each color. You can try a Main solid color and a variegated as contrast color.

Materials:
Main Color (MC) 160-320 yards and Contrasting color (CC) 160-320 yards as well.
• Suggested yarn “Kenzie” by HiKoo | Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) | 160 yards - 50 grams
• 2 or 3 Stitch markers
• 5.5 mm or I hook
• Blocking pins and mat

Gauge unblocked 7 sts = 2 inches | 7.5 Rnds = 2 inches in pattern, (Rnd 3 and Rnd 4 repeats)

43 inches for Small 150 sts ; 48 inches for Medium 170 sts; 54 inches for Large 190 sts.

You can extend the sizes by increasing in multiples of two, depending on the yarn weight and your desired gauge. The above sizes are mainly a guide. If you are using Dk , Fingering or lace weight, you will need more stitches and more yarn to create your desired size.

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