Fiercely Autumn Cowl

The woman who wears this cowl will not be outdone by the brilliant red hues of the changing leaves. The texture it gains from the cables and ribbing makes this cowl stand out from the crowd for a season of bold autumn fashion.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 27½” circumference x 9” high

Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Berry Field Pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Valley Yarns Berkshire (85% Wool, 15% Alpaca; 141 yards [129 meters]/100 grams): 16 Burgundy, 2 balls

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” circular

Notions: Marker (1); cable needle; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

1-1 RC: Cable 2 right –  Sl 1 st to cn, hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.

1-1 RPC: Cable 1 over 1 purl right –  Sl 1 st to cn, hold to back, k1, p1 from cn.

1-1 LPC: Cable 1 over 1 purl left – Sl 1 st to cn, hold to front, p1, k1 from cn.

Special Stitches

Berry Field Pattern

Rnds 1-6: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: *1-1 LPC, 1-1 RPC; rep from * to end.

Rnd 8: *P1, k2, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 9: *P1, 1-1 RC, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 10: *P1, k2, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: *1-1 RPC, 1-1 LPC; rep from * to end.

Rnds 12-14: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-14 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round.

Pattern

CO 96 sts, join in the rnd, being careful not to twist your sts and pm.

Work Berry Field Pattern 3 times, then work Rnds 1-4 of Berry Field Pattern once more.

BO all sts in patt.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wash and block to dimensions. yarn ball

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