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Home : Patterns : Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug

Free Knitting Pattern: Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: L20315
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Width About 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Finished Circumference About 63 in. (160 cm)

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Wear this knit bolero as is or roll it up and wear it as a cowl.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-200: Amazing Yarn: Aurora
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Aurora Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands Glacier Bay
Vineyard Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Roses Cobblestone
*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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•  825-200 Amazing Yarn: Aurora
$ 33.16  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
5 Dritz sew-on snaps, size 30 mm
Large-eyed needle that will fit through holes on snaps

Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug

Lion Brand® Amazing®


20 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern.

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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1. Piece is worked as a rectangle.
2. Snaps are sewn to the rectangle, then the ends are seamed.
3. The shape and the snaps provide multiple wearing options! Leave the piece unsnapped for a lush circular cowl. Snap a few of the snaps for a close fitting cowl. Snapping all of the snaps will create armholes. Slip your arms through to make a shrug!


Cast on 61 sts.
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 63 in. (160 cm) from beginning.
Bind off.


Sew Snaps
We sewed the snaps in place with straight stitches and a strand of yarn.
Unsnap each snap into 2 pieces. You will sew all 5 of the same piece to one section of the piece, and all 5 of the remaining pieces to a second section of the piece.
The piece is reversible, but for purposes of sewing the snaps in place, designate one side as the right side, the other as the wrong side.
Following diagram for placement, sew 5 matching snap pieces to the right side of the piece. Still following the diagram for placement, sew the remaining 5 snap pieces to the wrong side of the piece.
Sew ends together to form a tube.
Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Snapped Convertible Cowl/Shrug Reviewed by Roberta ARNOLD on 2013-05-03 *****
I made this for my daughter in Glacier Bay. She wore it as we traveled across the country to California and received many compliments.

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