Penelope Cowl Pattern

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Penelope Cowl Pattern

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women

Item:

Neckwear

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k, p, yo, k2tog, ch, sc, hdc, dc, tc (crochet is only for the rose pin)

Pattern Description:

The Old Shell stitch pattern, worked in more than one color, highlights the undulating nature of the stitch pattern, reminiscent of waves upon the shore, or the lines on a scallop shell.

This pattern gives several options - DK and Chunky weight neck and shoulder cowls. Knit in Kraemer Yarns lovely, new incarnation of their soft Alpaca Handknitting Yarn, which is now blended with 30% merino, so there's still plenty of alpaca drape and softness, but now has better body.

Both the alpaca and merino fiber come from US sources and are spun in Pennsylvania, giving us a beautiful, natural fiber yarn, with a smaller carbon footprint than imported yarns, and at a reasonable price.

These cowls will add soft, warm accessories to your wardrobe, as well as make ideal, last-minute gifts.

Substitute Yarn Wt.: DK / Chunky or DK used double

Gauge:

19 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st with DK wt. and size 8 ndls

12 sts and 16 rows = 4" in St st with Chunky wt. and size 11 ndls or size to give gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Neck and Chunky Shoulder Cowls: one size
  • DK Shoulder Cowl: S-M / M-L
  • DK / Chunky Neck Cowl: Circ at Upper Edge: 22.5 / 24", Circ at Lower Edge: 34 / 36", Length: 13 / 14"
  • DK {Chunky} Shoulder Cowl: Circ at Upper Edge: 30 / 32.5 {32}", Circ at Lower Edge: 45 / 49 {48}", Length: 14 / 15.5"

Materials:

  • DK Neck or Shoulder Cowl: Kraemer Yarns Alpaca Handknitting Yarn DK, 70% North American alpaca, 30% merino wool, 200 yd / 100 gr skein: 1 skein each #Y1911 Natural (A), #Y1913 Rose Gray (B), #Y1912 Fawn (C), and #Y1915 Brown (D), OR 1 skein each #Y1911 Natural (A), #Y1914 Gray (B), and #Y1916 Charcoal (C)
  • Neck Cowl: 20-24" US size 8 (5 mm) ckn (and possibly a 29" ckn - see Notes), or Shoulder Cowl: 29-32" US size 8 (5 mm) ckn
  • Chunky Neck or Shoulder Cowl: Kraemer Yarns Alpaca Handknitting Yarn Chunky, 70% North American alpaca, 30% merino wool, 100 yd / 100 gr skein: 1 skein each #Y2011 Natural (A), #Y2013 Rose Gray (B), #Y2012 Fawn (C), and #Y2015 Brown (D), OR 1 skein each #Y2011 Natural (A), #Y2014 Gray (B), and #Y2016 Charcoal (C)
  • Neck Cowl: 20-24" US size 11 (8 mm) ckn (and possibly a 29" ckn - see Notes), or Shoulder Cowl: 29-32" US size 11 (8 mm) ndls
  • US size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry ndl, crewel ndl, 1.5" locking bar pin back, 3, 1/4" imitation pearl shank buttons

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kraemer Yarns Alpaca Handknitting Yarn DK or Chunky

Colorway:

#Y1911 Natural (A), #Y1913 Rose Gray (B), #Y1912 Fawn (C), and #Y1915 Brown (D), OR #Y1911 Natural (A), #Y1914 Gray (B), and #Y1916 Charcoal (C)

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Dawn Brocco
by dawnbrocco
Dennis Port, Cape Cod
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Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home.

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