au Naturel Scowl by Deborah Tomasello

au Naturel Scowl

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
gauge is not critical for this pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
TBD by knitter. Cover scowl measures approx. 10” x 43” after blocking. For longer and/or wider cowl, you will want a second skein of Knit Picks Palette Bare.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

To take part in the CBD KAL and get this pattern for free, do the following:
1. Join CBD group
2. Register by June 4th to receive pattern for free
3. Set up project page with tag: CBDJUN17
4. Post yarn pic in designated KAL thread
5. Agree to finish project in the allotted time (end of June 2017)
6. Knit along with the group by posting progress pics and
sharing with group
Once you agree to all the above, PM me, and I will gift you the pattern here on Ravelry.

Scowl, you say? That doesn’t sound very positive. But, in this case, it absolutely is. It is the name I give to my designs that can be worn either as scarf or as a cowl—scowl! This lovely, fun-to-knit lace design has a buttoned closure, so it can be buttoned and worn as a cowl, twisted and then buttoned for a moebius cowl, wrapped around the neck twice before buttoning to be worn as a neck warmer (need two skeins for that!), or left unbuttoned and worn as a scarf. Knit it as short or as long as you like--So versatile! The pattern calls for Knit Picks Palette Bare, explaining the design’s name—au Naturel, but you can use any fiber or yarn weight you want (changing needle size as appropriate). This is the featured pattern for the CBD “a KAL to DYE for” pattern for June 2017. Dye your yarn prior to knitting or, if you prefer, when you finish your scowl, wear it as-is, or dye it to suit. Additionally, I am using an enlightened form of charting, as I will explain in the pattern. This chart is more intuitive, more straightforward and, candidly, easier to follow than conventional charts.