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Spitsbergen Cowl.

** 1/2

Skill Level

Norwegian stars twinkle around this cowl, changing from blue to green thanks to a variegated yarn. The cowl's generous size will keep you warm even in the Arctic Circle.

Designed by Marly Bird

Yarn Weight [5]

Finished Size

46" circumference and
9 1/2" tall.

Yarn Red Heart Soft Essen:
tials (100% acrylic; 131 yd
[120 m]/5 oz [141 g]): #7420
charcoal (gray; A), 2 balls.

Red Heart Soft Essentials
Stripes (100% acrylic; 110 yd
[101 m]/4 oz [113 g]); #7935
jungle stripe (blue/green; B),
1 ball.

Needles Size 10 (6 mm):
36" circular (cir). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the
correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry
needle.

Gauge 15 sts and 18 rnds =
4" in charted patt.

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Notes

* This cowl is worked in the
round.

* The chart is worked using the
stranded method. Always pick
up the background color over
the pattern color and pick up
the pattern color from under the
background color; this will
prevent tangling. Keep floats
loose. For floats longer than four
stitches, tack stranded yarn on
wrong side of work.

Cowl

With A, CO 176 sts. Place marker
(pm) and join in the rnd. Work 6 rnds
in k1, p1 rib. Knit 1 rnd. Join B. With
B, purl 1 rnd. With A, purl 1 rnd. Knit
1 rnd. Work Rows 1-23 of Snowflake
chart. With A, knit 2 rnds. With
B, purl 1 rnd. Break B. With A, purl 1
rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Work 6 rnds in k1, p1
rib. BO all sts in patt.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

Caption: Snowflake

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Title Annotation:COLORS OF WINTER
Author:Bird, Marly
Publication:Love of Knitting
Date:Dec 5, 2017
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