Monday, August 31, 2015

Off Minor Cowl - Alpaca Lana d'Oro

Alpaca Lana d'Oro has been one of my favorite yarns over the years. It is a workhorse yarn with a little something special. The Alpaca - Peruvian wool blend offers the best of both fibers. From the wool, you get memory, durability, and stitch definition. The alpaca adds softness and some drape.
The 219 yard skein worked up quickly into a 1 skein cowl.  The stitch pattern I chose is a rib that looks like a cable, however the look is actually achieved with yarn overs and decreases.
Materials
- 1 skein Alpaca Lana d'Oro (50% Alpaca/50% Peruvian Highland Wool - 219 yds/100 g) - shown in color 1129 (Faded Rose)

- US 7 Circular Needle (16-20")

- Stitch Marker

- Yarn Needle
Finished Measurements
16" circumference (unstretched) - 11" long

Gauge Unimportant

Abbreviations
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog - Knit 2 Together
YO - Yarn Over
SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit 2 slipped stitches together
Cast on 112 stitches
Join in round, careful not to twist stitches; place stitch marker to mark beginning of round

K6, P2 for 4 rounds

Start Pattern:
1 (and all odd rows) - K6, P2
2 - K6, P2
4 - [YO, K2, SSK, K2, P2]
6 - [K1, YO, K2, SSK, K1, P2]
8 - [K2, YO, K2, SSK, P2]
10 - [K6, P2]
12 - [K2, K2tog, K2, YO, P2]
14 - [K1, K2tog, K2, YO, K1, P2]
16 - [K2tog, K2, YO, K2, P2]
Continued in pattern until almost desired length.

K6, P2 for 5 rounds

Bind off loosely in ribbing
Weave in ends