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Home : Patterns : Cardiff Cowl
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Cardiff Cowl

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Pattern #: 90268AD
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 35 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 10 x 21 in. (25.5 x 53.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 17, 2013)
Added chart and clarification notes.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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Enjoy this winter's hottest accessory -- the cowl -- in lightweight and warm alpaca.

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LB Collection® Baby Alpaca

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 488-125: LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Fawn Heather
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LB Collection® Baby Alpaca
Natural Tan Fawn Heather Auburn Silver Grey Heather Black
*LB Collection Baby Alpaca (Article #488). 100% Baby Alpaca; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (146yds/133m) pull skeins

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•  488-125 LB Collection Baby Alpaca Yarn: Fawn Heather
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Cardiff Cowl

Lion Brand® LB Collection® Baby Alpaca

GAUGE:

15 dc = about 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Cowl is worked in joined rnds with RS always facing. Do not turn at end of rnds.
2. Each rnd consists of 2-dc groups alternated with shells.

a. Rnds 1 and 4 alternate 2-dc groups and (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) shells.
b. Rnd 2 alternates 2-dc groups and (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) shells.
c. Rnd 3 alternates 2-dc groups and (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) shells.

3. Each 2-dc group is worked into the 2 dc of each group in the previous row. The shells are worked directly above the shells in the previous row. This creates columns of 2-dc groups and columns of shells (see Stitch Diagram).



COWL
Ch 84. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st in beg ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, * dc into next 2 ch, sk 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, * dc in next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-sp, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, sk next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, sk next ch-sp and dc, * dc in next 2 dc, sk next ch-sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-sp, sk next ch-sp and dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-sp, sk 2 dc, * dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-sp, sk 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.
Rnds 5-10: Rep Rnds 2-4 twice. Fasten off.
Working along opposite side of foundation ch, join yarn with sl st under the right dc of any 2 dc group.
Rep Rnds 1-10, lining up sts in Rnd 1 with the sts on the opposite side. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 35 reviews)
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Cardiff Cowl Reviewed by Rachel on 2014-05-19 ****
Pattern was easy enough to follow. The diagram was helpful to make sure the initial few rows line up.
I used a locally available yarn here in Australia called Moda Vera Chantilly and it worked up beautifully. My only complaint is that I would have liked it a bit looser so it draped more like the photo - mine turned out more like a skivvy neck rolled over but that was likely due to the yarn I used. Would be great if there was an option to add x amount of chains to add to the diameter for a looser fit as I don't know how to work that out myself based on the pattern.


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