Friday, December 2, 2016

YOM - Baby Alpaca Chunky - Wine & Roses Cowl

Baby Alpaca Chunky is the perfect yarn for holiday gifts. It is soft, luxurious, and works up quickly. There are over 40 colors to chose from to work up something special for someone deserving - or even better, yourself (it makes a great reward for all of the holiday knitting and crocheting). Mitts, cowls, and scarves are my favorite projects for Baby Alpaca Chunky.

I decided it would be fun to do a 2 skein striped cowl. I picked 2 trend colors - Damson and Grape Compote and settled on using Fibonacci to inspire my striping repeats. It is a simple 2 stitch, 2 round repeat and works up fairly quickly.

Materials
- Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca - 109 yds/100 g) - 1 skein Color A - 647 - Grape Compote & 1 skein Color B - 648 - Damson

- US 10 Circular needles (16-20")

- Stitch Marker

- Yarn Needle

Abbreviations
- K - Knit

- P - Purl

- K1b - Knit 1 through Back Loop
Cast on 80 stitches in Color A - join in the round - careful not to twist stitches
Place marker to show beginning of round

1 - K1b, P1
2 - K

Change to Color B - do 1 repeat of pattern
Change to Color A - do 2 repeats of pattern
Change to Color B - do 3 repeat of pattern
Change to Color A - do 5 repeats of pattern
Change to Color B - do 8 repeat of pattern
Change to Color A - do 5 repeats of pattern
Change to Color B - do 3 repeat of pattern
Change to Color A - do 2 repeats of pattern
Change to Color B - do 1 repeat of pattern
Change to Color A - do 1 repeat of pattern

Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.

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