Sapphire Mountain Cowl

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I’m in love with Mountain Colors Mountain Goat, a smooth blend of 55% mohair and 45% wool. In my stash I had one skein each of denim and sweet lavender. The two color slip stitch makes the more solid, darker denim the background color which showcases the lighter, more variegated sweet lavender. I’m so happy with the results. Unfortunately, sweet lavender is a discontinued colorway, but three equally beautiful alternatives are birch tree, harmony waterfall or cornflower.

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YARN
460 total yards Mountain Colors Mountain Goat or any worsted weight yarn
1 skein of denim
1 skein of birch tree, harmony waterfall OR cornflower

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 8 needle
Crochet hook of similar size for provisional cast on
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
Not important

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES
37″ x 10″

ABBREVIATIONS
k – knit
p – purl
wyib – with yarn in back
wyif – with yarn in front

INSTRUCTIONS
A – birch tree, harmony waterfall OR cornflower
B – denim

Using a provisional crochet cast on, cast on 57 stitches with waste yarn.

 

Row 1 – Using A – knit
Row 2 – using B – *k1, slip 1 wyib* repeat to last st, k1
Rnd 3 – using B k1, *slip 1 wyif, k1* repeat to end of round
Rnd 4 and 5 – using A, knit
Rnd 6 – using B – k1, *k1, sl 1 wyib* repeat to last 2 stitches, k2
Rnd 7 – using B – k2, *sl1 wyif, k1* repeat to last stitch, k1
Row 8 – using A – knit

Continue repeating these 8 rows until work measures 37″ or desired length, ending on row 7. Gently remove waste yarn and place stitches on needle, preparing for kitchener stitch. Graft together.

FINISHING
Weave in ends and block.

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