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Cupcake Cowl
Cowl with Artfil Color bundle Intuition

Cupcake cowl

Winter is officially here! Cowls, scarves, hats and mittens quickly became emergency projects.
Cupcake is a quick and simple pattern, marking my 10th day without sugar in the menu (I am a hero!).  Usually, I like bulky cowls because most of the fingering weight cowls stay around the neck like a necklace… useless to me.  The solution of creating multiple folds made it fluffy and beautifully held shape.

MATERIALS:

Yarn: Artfil Color bundle – fingering weight (80% merino superwash merino, 20% nylon; 444 yds/401 m per 120 g), Shown in colour combo Intuition– 1

Needles: size US 5 (3.5 mm)

Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows over St st = 4″/ 10 cm;

One size fits most; No blocking required.

ABBREVIATIONS
approx – approximately
BO – bind of
CO – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
p – purl
patt – pattern
RS – right side
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
intuition
Intuition color combo

To achieve gradient effect follow the given colour bundle sequence.

With the darker colour CO 130 sts.

Join for working in the round.

Rounds 1 to 8: k1, p1

Round 9: Knit

Round 10: Purl

Do NOT break yarn. Make sure the strand stays inside the tube.

Join next colour. Knit for 13 rounds. Break the working yarn.

With the darker colour (the one on hold) knit 1 round.

Folding round 1: p24, with the tip of the left needle lift the corresponding upper bump of the garter round 14 rows below,  and knit the lifted stitch and the next stitch together, k1* repeat to end. Do NOT break yarn, keep it on hold at the back (inside the tube).

Join 3th colour. Knit for 13 rounds. Break working yarn.

With darkest colour knit 1 round.

Folding round 2: p13, with the tip of the left needle lift the corresponding upper bump of the garter round 14 rows below,  and knit the lifted stitch and the next stitch together, k12* repeat to end. Do NOT break yarn, keep it on hold at the back (inside the tube).

pick up stitch
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Join 4th colour. Knit for 13 rounds. Break working yarn.

With darkest colour knit 1 round.

Repeat folding round 1

Continue until you have worked all colours in the bundle alternating folding rounds 1 and 2.

Repeat round 1 (1×1 ribbed hem) for 8 rounds. Break yarn. Weave-in ends.

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