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Time
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Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves
Though the Sunset Kerchief is worn in a manner similar to the Cowboy Cowl, it has a distinctly different shape, more akin to a triangular shawl. Worked from the bottom up, the pattern uses multiple colors to achieve an ombré effect with splashes of brightly colored gold stripes running through it. The stitch pattern is primarily stockinette stitch, with sporadic stripes of reverse stockinette stitch. The knitter will need to pay attention to color changes and increases along the edges.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
8"/20.5 cm wide and 57"/145 cm long

YARN
Color A: 36 yds/33 m DK weight #3 yarn (shown in Smokestack, Madelinetosh Tosh DK; 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/206 m per 100 g skein)
Color B: 108 yds/99 m DK weight #3 yarn (shown in Silver Fox, Madelinetosh Tosh DK; 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/206 m per 100 g skein)
Color C: 157 yds/144 m DK weight #3 yarn (shown in Antler, Madelinetosh Tosh DK; 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/206 m per 100 g skein)
Color D: 248 yds/227 m DK weight #3 yarn (shown in Candlewick, Madelinetosh Tosh DK; 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/206 m per 100 g skein)

NEEDLES
--Set of US 6/4 mm straight knitting needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
--Locking stitch marker
--Tapestry needle

GAUGE
22 sts and 33 rows in St st = 4"/10 cm square, blocked.

PATTERN NOTES
--The cowl is knit in one piece from the bottom up.
--Slip stitches with yarn in back on RS rows and yarn in front on WS rows.
--Carry non-working yarn up the side by twisting the two yarns together.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Central double decrease (cdd): Sl 2 sts as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass slipped sts over—2 sts dec’d.
Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH needle, from front to back, under strand of yarn that runs between next st on LH needle and last st on RH needle; knit this st through back loop—left-slanting inc, 1 st inc’d.
Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH needle, from back to front, under strand of yarn which runs between next st on LH needle and last st on RH needle; knit this st through front loop—right-slanting inc, 1 st inc’d.

PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for patt.

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  • Step 1

    Cowl

    Body
    With A, CO 2 sts.
    Set-up row (WS): Knit.
    Row 1 (RS): K1, M1R, k1—3 sts.
    Row 2: Knit.
    Row 3: K1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1—5 sts.
    Row 4: K2, p1, k2.
    Row 5: K2, M1R, knit to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—2 sts inc'd.
    Row 6: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 7–30: Rep Rows 5–6—31 sts after working Row 30. Do not cut A.
    Row 31: Join D; *sl 2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, w&t. (3 sts rem unworked.)
    Row 32: *K2, sl 2; rep from * to end. Cut D.
    Rows 33–58: With A, rep Rows 5–6, hiding wrapped st on Row 33 when you come to it—57 sts. Cut A.
    Rows 59–84: Join B; rep Rows 5–6—83 sts. Do not cut B.
    Rows 85–86: Join D; rep Rows 31–32. Cut D.
    Rows 87–112: With B, rep Rows 5–6, hiding wrapped st on Row 87 when you come to it—109 sts. Cut B.
    Rows 113–138: Join C; rep Rows 5–6—135 sts. Do not cut C.
    Rows 139–140: Join D, rep Rows 31–32. Cut D.
    Rows 141–166: With C, rep Rows 5–6, hiding wrapped st on Row 141 when you come to it—161 sts. Cut C.
    Row 167: Join D; k2, M1R, knit to last 2 sts, M1L, k2— 163 sts.
    Rows 168 & 170: K2, work Seed st to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 169 & 171: K2, M1R, work Seed st to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—165 sts.
    Row 172: Rep Row 168.

  • Step 2

    Center Band and Ties
    Place marker after first 67 sts.
    Division row (RS): K2, M1R, work Seed st to marker, remove marker, BO next 32 sts, k2tog (note: the last bound-off st is passed over the k2tog), work Seed st to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—68 sts rem for each side.

  • How to make a cowl. Sunset Kerchief - Step 3
    Step 3

    Left Tie
    Worked over 68 sts.
    Row 1 (WS): K2, work Seed st to last 6 sts, [k2tog]
    twice, k2—2 sts dec’d.
    Row 2 (RS): K4, work Seed st to last 2 sts, M1L, k2—1 st inc’d.
    Rows 3–96: [Rep Rows 1–2] 47 times—20 sts.
    Row 97: K2, work Seed st to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—1 st dec’d.
    Row 98: Rep Row 2—1 st inc’d.
    Row 99: Rep Row 1—2 sts dec’d.
    Row 100: Rep Row 2—1 st inc’d.
    Rows 101–148: [Rep Rows 97–100] 12 times—7 sts.
    Row 149: K1, [k2tog] twice, k2—5 sts.
    Row 150: K2, p1, M1L, k2—6 sts.
    Row 151: K2, k2tog, k2—5 sts.
    Row 152: K3, M1L, k2—6 sts.
    Row 153: K1, cdd, k2—4 sts.
    Row 154: K2, M1L, k2—5 sts.
    Row 155: K1, k2tog, k2—4 sts.
    Row 156: K2, M1L, k2—5 sts.
    Row 157: K1, cdd, k1—3 sts.
    Row 158: K1, M1L, k2—4 sts.
    Row 159: K1, k2tog, k1—3 sts.
    Row 160: K1, M1L, k2—4 sts.
    Row 161: Cdd, k1—2 sts.
    Row 162: K1, M1L, k1—3 sts.
    Row 163: K1, k2tog—2 sts.
    Row 164: K1, M1L, k1—3 sts.
    Row 165: Cdd.
    Pull yarn through last st.

  • Step 4

    Right Tie
    Worked over 68 sts.
    Row 1 (WS): Join D; k2, [ssk] twice, work Seed st to last 2 sts, k2—2 sts dec’d.
    Row 2 (RS): K2, M1R, work Seed st to last 4 sts, k4—1 st inc’d.
    Rows 3–96: [Rep Rows 1–2] 47 times—20 sts.
    Row 97: K2, ssk, k1, work Seed st to last 2 sts, k2—1 st dec’d.
    Row 98: Rep Row 2—1 st inc’d.
    Row 99: Rep Row 1—2 sts dec’d.
    Row 100: Rep Row 2—1 st inc’d.
    Rows 101–148: [Rep Rows 97–100] 12 times—7 sts.
    Row 149: K2, [ssk] twice, k1—5 sts.
    Row 150: K2, M1R, p1, k2—6 sts.
    Row 151: K2, ssk, k2—5 sts.
    Row 152: K2, M1R, k3—6 sts.
    Row 153: K2, cdd, k1—4 sts.
    Row 154: K2, M1R, k2—5 sts.
    Row 155: K2, ssk, k1—4 sts.
    Row 156: K2, M1R, k2—5 sts.
    Row 157: K1, cdd, k1—3 sts.
    Row 158: K2, M1R, k1—4 sts.
    Row 159: K1, ssk, k1—3 sts.
    Row 160: K2, M1R, k1—4 sts.
    Row 161: K1, cdd—2 sts.
    Row 162: K1, M1R, k1—3 sts.
    Row 163: Ssk, k1—2 sts.
    Row 164: K1, M1R, k1—3 sts.
    Row 165: Cdd.
    Pull yarn through last st.

  • How to make a cowl. Sunset Kerchief - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finishing
    Block flat. Weave in ends.

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