Bridesmaid Mauve Cowl

The name was inspired by my oldest daughter, who took one look at the soft, lovely color and commented that it was the iconic color for bridesmaids’ dresses 🙂 Knit double-stranded with a yarn comprised of baby alpaca, silk, and cashmere, it’s no wonder that this is just about the softest, yummiest thing I’ve ever worn around my neck!

I love this stitch pattern both front and back, which makes the cowl completely reversible.

Yarn: Bleu Poussiere Noble (70% baby alpaca / 20% silk / 10% cashmere) – 2 skeins (400m/ea) in color Amulette, naturally dyed with madder and hibiscus

Needles: US 4s 16″

Notes: Knit with yarn held double-stranded throughout.

Cast on 136 sts. Join in the round, being careful not to twist.
Garter stitch (knit one round, then purl one round) for 9 rounds total.

Begin four-round stitch pattern:
R1-3: Knit
R4: *Sl 1 purl wise to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, slip st from cable needle to RH needle, k1. Rep. from * to end of round.

Work until ” from cast-on. Starting with a purl round, work in garter stitch for 9 rounds. Bind off loosely knit-wise.

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