Knitted Magentalicious Cowl

Step into the world of fashion with our exquisite Magentalicious Cowl! This stunning accessory is handcrafted with love and care, using the finest quality yarn and expert knitting techniques. The vibrant magenta color adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any outfit, making it a must-have for fashion-forward individuals. The cowl is meticulously knitted to perfection, ensuring a cozy and comfortable fit around your neck. Its intricate design showcases the artistry and skill of our talented artisans, who have poured their creativity into every stitch. The soft and luxurious texture of the cowl will keep you warm and stylish during the colder months, while also adding a pop of color to your ensemble.

Yarn: Lang Yarns Malou (70% Alpaca, 20% Nylon, 10% Wool; 71 yards [65 meters]/50 grams); #0166 Magenta - two skeins

Needles: Straight needles in size US 15

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 10 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
So let's start by casting on 18 stitches provisionally (I didn't call for a larger needle size for the provisional cast-on because the gauge is already big enough that you may not have larger needles laying around. But remember that you're going to want your provisional stitches to be big enough to get your needle through them when you pick them back up!). Anyway, once that's done we'll knit some set-up rows, as follows. Remember that your 3 slipped stitches are creating a faux i-cord edging so you can pull 'em as tight as you like!
Set-up Row 1 (right side): slip 3 stitches with yarn in back (sl3 wyib), k12, sl3 wyib
Set-up Row 2: purl

make 1, k1) 10 times, yo, k1, sl3 wyib (29 stitches)
And once that bad boy is done, we'll continue to knit in the same pattern we used for our set-up (even if we're not calling it that anymore). So let's continue like so:
Row 1 (wrong side): purl
Row 2: sl3 wyib, knit until you have 3 stitches left in row, sl3 wyib

Knit rows 1 & 2 until piece measures roughly 21" and you've just finished a wrong side row. Then we'll work one more transition row, like so:

Transition Row (right side): sl3 wyib, k1, (k2tog) 10 times, drop next stitch from needle and unravel back to yarn over from first transition row, k1, sl3 wyib (18 stitches)

Complete this transition row, and then we'll go back to our original pattern, like so:
Row 1 (wrong side): purl
Row 2: sl3 wyib, k12, sl3 wyib
Knit rows 1 & 2 until piece's total length measures roughly 24" and you've just finished a right-side row. Clip yarn tail, leaving a roughly 2' tail for later grafting, and transfer live stitches to a scrap of yarn and block. Seam live stitches from either end of the piece using the Kitchener stitch. Finally, tuck in ends!

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