Kiko Button Up Cowl

If the holiday hustle and shopping shuffle are messing with your ho-ho mood, take a U-turn at the nearest intersection and head for your closest knitting shop instead.  Step out of the fray into a relaxing ambience brimming with helpful advice for last-minute gift giving ideas, featuring the most popular handknit accessories to keep your friends and family members feeling warm and cosy all winter long.

To countdown the month before Christmas we are featuring five FREE patterns in total that take no more than an evening or two to knit and yield this season’s trendiest selection of head to toe accessories all set to tuck under the tree.  Each week one new design will be in the spotlight right here featuring some of our most favorite yarns.  Last week, we featured the One Hour Slouch Hat, a budget friendly project which knits up faster than the Polar Bear Express in Sirdar’s latest sensation- KIKO, its big and bold in eight multi-hued shades.  This week, to double the warmth we have added a pattern for the matching cowl.

WEEK THREE- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go……..   

Kiko Button Up Cowl

Kiko Button Up Cowl

 

KIKO BUTTON UP COWL

Size:  Women’s Medium

Width:   41 cm/ 16 ins

Length:  79 cm/ 31 ins

Yarn:  5  balls Sirdar KIKO (50 g) col no. 417

Needles:  10.00 mm

Tension:  9 sts and 12 rows = 10 cm/ 4 ins over st st

 

Cast on 33 sts.

Row 1- *P1, K3*, rep *to*, end with, P1

Row 2- K2, *P1, K3*, rep *to*, end, P1, K2

Rep these 2 rows until work measures 74 cm/ 29 ins.

Next Row (make 3 buttonholes):  Rib 4, YO, K2tog, *Rib 10, YO, K2tog*, rep *to* once more, rib to end of row.

Work 4 more rows in Pattern.

Cast off all sts.

Sew 3 wooden buttons to correspond with buttonholes.

 

Design by:  Michele Meadows

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