Slippy Cowl by Annie Modesitt

Slippy Cowl

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One Size
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Basic Details
One Size: 22”/56cm circ x 7”/18cm deep
Skill Level: K 2 Easy
Fiber: ModeKnit Yarn,
ModeWerk Worsted

Yarn A - Chabazite, 109 yds required
Yarn B - Gilmarite, 109 yds required
Gauge: 18 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10cm in garter stitch using needle size: 7 US/4.5mm circular needle in a 16” or 20” length, or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: Darning needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on (optional)

Techniques Used In The Slippy Cowl

Sl 1 - Slip One Stitch
Keeping yarn to the wrong side of the work, insert the right-hand needle purlwise into the stitch and slip onto the right needle.

K2tog-L - Knit 2 tog with a Left Slant
Knit 2 sts together so the working needle is pointing to the left as it enters the stitch (dec will slant to the left)
aka SSK, k2togTBL or skp.

K2-tog Bind Off
K2tog-L, slip the stitch just created back onto the left needle and repeat. Work to the end and pull the fiber tail through the last loop.

Provisional Cast On
This term describes a temporary cast-on that can be easily removed later, leaving a row of live stitches to be slipped onto a needle and worked. One favorite method is to crochet a chain in waste yarn with at least as many sts as you would like to cast on. Tie off the end of the chain, placing a knot in the tail. Slip your knitting needle into the bump at the back of each chain, creating a “stitch” on the needle. When desired, the chain can be loosened and pulled off at the knotted end.