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Knit Heather Cowl with Celtic Pins

By  Kathleen Berlew 

size: cowl, 32"x11"; pins, 1-3/4" diameter; pin stitched area: 1-1/4"x1"; pin stitch counts: 29 w x 23 h

  • Knit Heather Cowl with Celtic Pins
  • Pins

Materials

  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Echo Boutique Unforgettable Acrylic Yarn, 3-1/2 oz. skeins, two
  • DMC Charles Craft 22-count White Aida, 3”x3”, two
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Kailea Silver Pin Setting Frame Mounting (106ST), 43mm, two

Tools

  • Circular knitting needle, size 9, 24"
  • Needles: embroidery, tapestry
  • Needle-nose pliers

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, tape measure, stitch marker, iron and pressing surface, fabric pencil

Abbreviations

k: knit
p: purl
rnd(s): round(s)
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
st(s): stitch(es)

Stitch Types

Cross-stitch: 2 strands

Pattern - Shamrock Pattern
Pattern - Thistle Pattern

  • Knit Cowl
  • 1. Cast on 109 stitches. Place marker and begin working in the round.
  • 2. Rnds 1-15: Knit.
  • 3. Rnd 16: K 1, p 1 around; end k 1.
  • 4. Rnds 17-47: Seed stitch (k the p sts, p the k sts).
  • 5. Rnd 48: Knit.
  • 6. Rnds 49-52: Purl.
  • 7. Rnd 53: Knit.
  • 8. Rnd 54: K 1, p 1 around; end k 1.
  • 9. Rnds 55-58: Seed stitch (k the p sts, p the k sts).
  • 10. Rnd 59: Knit.
  • 11. Rnds 60-63: Purl.
  • 12. Rnd 64: Knit.
  • 13. Rnd 65: K 1, p 1 around; end k 1.
  • 14. Rnds 66-79: Seed stitch (k the p sts, p the k sts).
  • 15. Rnd 80 (decrease rnd): (K 4, k2tog around); end k 1.
  • 16. Rnds 81- 95: Knit.
  • 17. Bind off. Use yarn needle to weave in loose ends.
  • Celtic Pins
  • 1. Cross-stitch design centered on fabric over two threads using two strands of floss.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse interfacing to back of embroidered design.
  • 3. Center pin setting over design; trace around pin with fabric pencil. Cut carefully along pencil line.
  • 4. Place embroidered design face up in frame of pin setting; press setting insert in place behind design. Place pin back over insert and use needle-nose pliers to bend prongs over backing.
  • 5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for second pin.

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