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test pattern

GAUGE

18 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty’s list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

Each half of the cowl requires one skein. One cowl is made from two skeins. If you’re making it all yourself, you’ll need one skein of each color.

If you’re working with a friend, both knitters should choose a color they love, and make one of each of the two links in their chosen color.

This project uses a provisional cast on. Use your preferred provisional cast on technique; directions for one technique may be found here.

This project uses grafting. Instructions for this technique may be found here.

3 into 2 star: K3tog leaving sts on left needle, p3tog into same sts and drop from left needle.

3 into 3 star: K3tog leaving sts on left needle, yo, k3tog again into same sts and drop from left needle.

1 into 15: [K1, (yo, k1) 7 times] into same st, drop st from left needle. 15 sts created from 1.

p5tog: Purl 5 together.

m5: With tip of left needle pick up strand between st just worked and next st from front to back, and knit into the front loop; [k into the front, back and front of the next stitch], and with left needle tip pick up strand between st just worked and next st from front to back, k into this loop – 5 sts created from 1.

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Cocoon Stitch:
Worked over a multiple of 8 sts + 3. Work from written or charted instructions as you prefer. Row 1 [WS]: K1, p1, [k1, p1, k5, p1] to last st, k1.

Row 2 [RS]: P1, k1, [p5, k1, p1, k1] to last st, p1.

Row 3 [WS]: K1, p1, [m5,