Gauge: (after blocking) 5 stockinette stitches = 1"; 7 rows = 1"
Piece Measurements: 14" x 12.25" at bottom of piece; 14" x 11" at top of piece
Even Beau wanted to be pictured with this cowl...
The Pattern: CO 114 stitches with size 8 DPNs and worsted weight yarn (you can use use this to determine your gauge if you change your needle/yarn size). I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Row 1-6: With contrast color ("CC"-- brown in my case) join in the round and knit (this creates stockinette stitch).
NOTE: After this beginning portion, you will knit both MC and CC together at the beginning (and only at the beginning) of every round. This creates a faux seam (shown in picture 3 above) and is an easy way to carry the colors up the side of your piece so you never have to break the yarn!
Row 7-18: With both colors, knit the first stitch of the round. Continue to knit with only the main color ("MC"-- pink in my case).
Row 19-22: Start beginning of round by knitting both MC and CC together. Knit rest of rounds with CC.
Repeat rows 7-18 and rows 19-22 about 4 times (or for desired length).
At beginning of final MC portion *knit 10, K2tog*. Repeat this decrease every other round for 12 rounds.
NOTE: Decreases don't have to be exact, work as many of as few as you would like for desired top width (I went from 12.25" to 11").
Once your 12 rounds of MC are complete, drop MC and weave in ends. Knit with CC (do not create faux seam) for 6 rounds. BO loosely and weave in all ends. Block piece.
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