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Mini Mochi Topsy Turvy Cowl


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A Free Cowl Pattern that uses only 1 ball of Mini Mochi

designed & Knit by Laura Andersson

Note: There will be a KAL (Knit-a-long) in this cowl pattern
starting on Ravelry in mid-October 2010. It's free to join in.
Several Prizes of CPY yarns will be awarded when the KAL is finished
by random drawing among those completing the cowl in CPY yarn.
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See all the Mini Mochi colors here.

Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Introduction: Cowls are a lovely accessory, for almost anything you wear. As well, they can be quick to make, and are splendid gifts. This design is called "Topsy Turvy" as you can wear it with either side up at the top, effectively giving your self two cowls in one knit. It makes a lovely sampler project since it has 3 different stitch pattern areas.

Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini-Mochi 1 - 50 g ball of color desired; Color shown is #304, "Bodega Bay"

Needles: Crystal Palace 16" Bamboo Circular needle size 7 US or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: stitch markers or contrasting loops of yarn

Gauge: 6.5 sts/inch in St st

Abbreviations: beg: begin(ning); bor/eor: beg of/end of round; CO: cast on; cont: continue; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); PM: place marker; rep: repeat; rnd: round; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st = K every rnd;
M1: make 1 stitch by lifting the bar between the 1st st on the right & left-hand needles. Place this bar onto the front of the left needle, and knit it.
M2: as for M1, make 1 st and knit it; then make a 2nd st.
SSK: slip 2 sts from left to right needle, one-at-a-time. Insert tip of left needle into these 2 sts and K them (dec of 1);
SKP: slip one st from left to rt needle, K next st, pass SL-st over K st (dec of 1).

Size: teen/adult, 17" neck circumference

Cast-On: With 16" circ needle, CO 126 sts. Join, being careful not to twist. PM to indicate beg of rnd
1. P 1 rnd, placing markers, as follows (first marker for eor/bor is already present):
*(P18, PM) rep around.
2. K 1 rnd
3. P 1 rnd
4. Begin Pattern A

Pattern A
Rnd 1:*[(k2tog)x3, (yo, k1) x6, (k2tog)x3], slip marker, repeat around.
Rnds 2 & 3: k all sts
Rnd 4: p all sts.
Rep these 4 rnds of Pattern A until cowl is approx. 2.75" from CO edge, measuring on longest part of scallop. End after completion of rnd 4.

Pattern B: K3-P3 rib around, for 1.25"

Pattern C1
Rnd 1: *[k2tog, K6, M1, K2, M1, K6, ssk], repeat around.
Rnds 2 & 3: K
Rep these 3 rnds until Patt C1 is approx. 2" from its start

Pattern C2 (optional change to make pattern have deeper waves, or continue in C1)
Rnd 1: *[(k2tog)x2, k4, M2, K2, M2, K4, (ssk) x2] around
Rnds 2 & 3: K
Rep these 3 rnds of C2 until the cowl is approx. 3" from end of Pattern B section

At end of C section:
End with 2 rnds of garter st (P 1 rnd, K 1 rnd)

Change to needles one size larger to be sure to bind off loosely in purl. If you don't have a larger needle handy to use for bind off, just think LOOSEly as you bind off to leave a soft, stretchy edge.
Cut yarn, leaving an approx. 8" end.

With a crochet hook or tapestry needle, draw yarn through loop on needle. Pull snugly.
Work ends in on reverse side so they don't show. A crochet hook does this very rapidly.
Rinse gently in lukewarm water, and lay flat to dry.

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of 50 Socks- 50 states and More [a ~58-pattern, 23-designer CD 2010 released for both PC and MAC], from Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at

Pattern Copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. and Dr. Laura Andersson - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Please do not post it on the Web nor on blogs or mailing lists. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Mini Mochi are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns. Please do not distribute Crystal Palace Yarns patterns for use with other company's yarns.

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