Approximately 10½” wide x 26” long
Note: Piece is double thickness and is worked sideways around neck
2 Hanks each BERROCO ULTRA ALPACA LIGHT (50 grs), #4216 Viola (A) and #4217 Tupelo (B) and 1 hank #4212 Cordoba Grape (C)
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Straight knitting needles, size 5 (3.75 mm)
2 St markers (2 different colors)
Three 1” buttons
23 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
With circular needle, using A, cast on 126 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Join B. Work in St st (knit EVERY rnd).
Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of Chart 1 over 63 sts, place marker, work Row 1 of Chart 2 over 63 sts. Work even in pat as established until piece measures 21” from beg. Drop B and knit 1 rnd with A. Change to C.
Next Row: Hold ends of circular needle parallel with 63 sts on front end of needle and 63 sts on back end. Using straight needle, * k1 st from front of needle and 1 st from back of needle tog; rep from * across – 63 sts remain.
Buttonband: Ribbing: Row 1 (WS): P3, * k3, p3, rep from * across.
Row 2 (RS): K3, * p3, k3, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until band measures 2 ½”, end on WS. Bind off in ribbing.
Buttonhole Band: Fold cast-on edge of cowl in half with 63 sts in front and 63 sts in back. With RS facing, using straight needles and C, pick up and k63 sts across cast-on, working through double thickness of cowl. Work in ribbing same as buttonband for 1¼”, end on WS.
Buttonhole Row (RS): Work 5 sts, bind off 4 sts, (work 8 sts, bind off 4 sts) twice, work to end.
Next Row: Work in ribbing as established, cast on 4 sts over each group of sts bound off on previous row. Complete same as buttonband. Sew on buttons.