Lead The Wave Welted Cowl

This welted cowl is knit in the round with a special two-needle welting technique that’s used to create attractive 3D elements. Small cowls like these are great for practicing new techniques. Plus, this accessory is ideal for weather in between seasons.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: 32” circumference, 5” tall.

Gauge: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk (50% Alpaca, 50% Silk; 146 yards [133 meters]/50 grams): 150 Night (MC, 2 skeins), 120 White (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular needle, US size 3 (3.25 mm) or smaller 32-40” circular needle

Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

KtogFW (Knit together for Welt): See instructions on final pages.

KUFWb (Knit up for Welt, back): See instructions on final pages.

W&T: Wrap & Turn.

Welt Section

Rnd 1: With MC, [KUFWb] around.

Rnds 2-5: Knit.

Rnd 6: [KtogFW] around.

Rnd 7: [KUFWb] around.

Rnds 8-11: Knit.

Rnd 12: With CC, [KUFWb] around.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern

Cowl

With MC and larger needles, CO 168 sts. PM and join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work.

Work Rnds 1-12 of Welt Section. Hide all wraps as you come to them.

Short Row Section 1

Short Row 1 (RS): K28, W&T.

Short Row 2: P24, W&T.

Short Row 3: K21, W&T.

Short Row 4: P18, W&T.

Short Row 5: K16, W&T.

Short Row 6: P14, W&T.

Short Row 7: K12, W&T.

Short Row 8: P10, W&T.

Short Row 9: K7, W&T.

Short Row 10: P4, W&T.

Short Row 11: K14, do not turn.

Rep Short Rows 1-11 five more times.

Work Rnds 1-12 of Welt Section.

Short Row Section 2

Short Row 1 (RS): K4, W&T.

Short Row 2: P4, W&T.

Short Row 3: K7, W&T.

Short Row 4: P10, W&T.

Short Row 5: K12, W&T.

Short Row 6: P14, W&T.

Short Row 7: K16, W&T.

Short Row 8: P18, W&T.

Short Row 9: K21, W&T.

Short Row 10: P24, W&T.

Short Row 11: K14, do not turn.

Rep Short Rows 1-11 five more times.

Work Rnds 1-12 of Welt Section.

Short Row Section 3

Short Row 1 (RS): K14, W&T

Short Row 2: P24, W&T

Short Row 3: K21, W&T

Short Row 4: P18, W&T

Short Row 5: K16, W&T

Short Row 6: P14, W&T

Short Row 7: K12, W&T

Short Row 8: P10, W&T

Short Row 9: K7, W&T

Short Row 10: K4, W&T

Short Row 11: K18, do not turn.

Rep Short Rows 1-11 five more times.

Work Rnds 1-12 of Welt Section

Short Row Section 4

Short Row 1 (RS): K18, W&T

Short Row 2: P4, W&T

Short Row 3: K7, W&T

Short Row 4: P10, W&T

Short Row 5: K12, W&T

Short Row 6: P14, W&T

Short Row 7: K16, W&T

Short Row 8: P18, W&T

Short Row 9: K21, W&T

Short Row 10: P24, W&T

Short Row 11: K24, do not turn.

Rep Short Rows 1-11 five more times.

Work Welt Section, ending with Rnd 11.

BO Rnd: Use 3-needle BO to join live sts with sts on second needle.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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