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Eco Duo Cowl - Designed by Jilldeal (Free Pattern)

So, yesterday that Cascade Sheep made it over to Milford, PA and found a yarn shop - Jilldeal, Inc and a lovely cowl.  The cowl was designed by Jilldeal to match the Eco Duo Slouch Hat designed by Betty Balcomb.  The cowl only requires 1-2 skeins (depending on the length) of Eco Duo (70% undyed Baby Alpaca/30% undyed Merino Wool - 197 yds/100 g)

Of course, the Cascade Sheep thinks it needs to have this cowl made.....
Per Jilldeal, "This Cowl can be made in 2 lengths.... the original 33" finished....but can be made smaller is desirous of being closer to the neck with little drape.  So smaller or large, you decide....."

YO - Yarn Over
K2Tog - Knit 2 Together
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
Cast on 100 (130) stitches on a US 10 - 16" circular needle.

Rows 1 - 3:  Purl
Rows 4-10:  Knit
Row 11:  Purl
Row 12:  Knit
Row 13: [YO, K2Tog] - repeat to end of row
Row 14:  Knit
Row Purl

Work Rows 1 - 5
Work Rows 4 - 15
Work Rows 4 - 10
Work Rows 1 - 3

Turn to wrong side and bind off with th…

On the Needles - Pacific Chunky Multi

Quick Lacy Slouch I've become a very big fan of fun projects that I can do and be able to pick it up and put it down (and not loose my place and have rip a good part of it out).  We got in a new yarn - Pacific Chunky - it is super soft, has lots of color choices (34 solids and 8 multis), and knits up quickly.  I picked this color because it was the one multi that was self indulgence when I put it together.
So here is the pattern:

Quick Lacy Slouch
Designed by Shannon Dunbabin
A simple lace pattern works up quickly into a fun, soft hat.

-1 skein Pacific Chunky Multi (60% Acrylic/40% Superwash Merino Wool – 120 yds/100 g) – shown in 609
-Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16” circular needle
-Size US 10 (6.0 mm) double point needles

-K – Knit
-K2Tog – Knit 2 Together
-YO – Yarn Over
-K2P2 – Knit 2, Purl 2

Cast on 72 stitches with the 16” circular needle.Join to knit in the round – be careful not to twist stitches.Place marker at the beginning of the round.

Work K2P2 (2 x 2 ribbing) for 8 r…

Office Knit-Along Progress