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Home : Patterns : Briarcliff Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern: Briarcliff Cowl

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 90573AD
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 30 in. (76 cm)
Finished Height About 18 in. (46 cm)


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Knit this simple neckwarmer for a chic winter accessory.
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  • Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 24 in. (61 cm)

Briarcliff Cowl

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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.

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K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd, multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.

Cast on 68 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3 rnds.
Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd), and work until piece measures about 17 in. (43 cm) from beg.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 3 rnds.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 6 reviews)
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Briarcliff Cowl Reviewed by Nancy McCormick on 2011-01-27 *
I am very disappointed in this cowl pattern. It is very large, too bulky and heavy. I followed the pattern to a T.

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