This Way, That Way Cowl!

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It’s been unseasonably hot here in Austin, TX lately, which is kind of a bummer when you’re wanting to be in the wintery spirit. I was thrilled this weekend though, when a momentary shiver made it’s way through our city. To take advantage of the chill I knew I had to act fast (our Mother Nature is a fickle lass), so I immediately grabbed some bulky yarn, my Takumi Adjustable Needle set and cast-on for a quickie cowl. I then spent a lovely day watching my arrow motif coming together while feeling the wool slide off the warm, bamboo needles. My finished project is one that I’m sharing with you today: a simple, graphic neck warmer that’s totally DIY-able (and giftable) for this holiday season…and beyond.

For those who live in colder climates: I wish you many, cozy days in the This Way, That Way Cowl. For the rest of us, let’s just have fun with the process of working with great tools, and having a cool piece to at least, stare at longingly. 😉

Happy knitting!,
Vickie Howell
Yarn Arts Ambassador, Clover Needlecraft

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This Way, That Way Cowl
Supplies
Patons Classic Wool Bulky (100% wool; 71 m/78 yds), in colors: (A) 2 balls Medium Heather Grey, 1 ball each (B) Aran, (C) Mallard Teal, (D) Deep Blush, & (E) Geyser Blue
Clover Takumi, Size U.S. 11 (8 mm), 24″ circular needle — or size needed to obtain gauge
Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needle

Size
13″ x  24″ /33 cm x  61 cm
Gauge
Approx . 11 sts x 20 rows = 4″/11 cm in color work garter stitch

Directions
With A, CO 68 sts. Join, taking care not to twist.

Rnds 1-8: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 9: Knit.

Rnd 10: Purl.

Join C. (See chart below for visual of the following rnds.)

Rnd 11: *With C k2, with A k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 12: *With C p2, with A p2; rep from * around.

Rnd 13: With A k1, *with C k2, with A k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with C k2, A k1.

Rnd 14: With A p1, *with C p2, with A p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with C p2,  with A p1.

Join B.

Rnd 15: Knit.

Rnd 16: Purl.

Rnd 17: With A k1, *with C k2, with A k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with C k2, with A k1.

Rnd 18: With A p1, *with C p2, with A p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with C p2, with A p1.

Rnd 20: With C k2, with A k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 21: With C p2, with A p2; rep from * around.

Cut B.

Rnd 22: With A Knit.

Rnd 23: With A Purl.

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Join D.

Rnd 24: *With A k2, with D k2; rep from * around.

Rnd 25: *With A p2, with D k2; rep from * around.

Rejoin B.

Rnds 26-27: Rep Rnds 15-16.

Rnds 28: With A k1, *with D k2, with A k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with D k2, with A k1.

Rnds 29: With A p1, *with D p2, with A p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, with D p2, with A p1.

Cut D.

Rnds 30-31: Rep Rnds 19-20.

Join E.

Rnds 32-44: Repeat Rnds 11-23, replacing C with E.

Cut E.

Rnds 45-52: *K2, p2; rep from * around.

BO in established rib pattern.

Cowl Chart

Finishing
Weave in ends.

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