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Update! We have a winner! Sheila Fryman has won the yarn prize package! Congratulations, Sheila! See my comment to your post to find out how to go about claiming your prize package. Stay tuned, there is another giveaway later this month for a copy of Mary Jane Hall’s new book, Colorful Crochet Lace!

So this showed up in my mailbox a couple weeks ago.

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It was a kit from Coats & Clark, the makers of Red Heart Boutique yarns. They are introducing two new yarns, Boutique Infinity and Boutique Twilight. Both yarns are constructed as a knitted tube, and both are soft and squishy, with just the right amount of bling! As bulky and super bulky weight yarns, respectively, your project will work up quickly. In addition to the yarns, there was also a nifty row counter that can be worn, ring-like, on your finger to keep track of rows with the mere push of a button. But wait, there’s more! A Red Heart tote bag, with 3 exterior pockets. Who doesn’t need another tote bag? One lucky blog reader will be selected to win this exact package from Red Heart! To enter, just comment below on what you love about crafting with yarn, whether it be knit or crochet. I will randomly select a winner on Saturday, August 8th, 2015. I also designed a knitted cowl pattern, which you will find below, which is my gift to all of my knitting readers! If you want to check out more of Red Hearts Boutique line, click here. They are really stepping up their game over at Coats & Clark!

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Romantic Enchanted Cowl

Designed by: Reneé Rodgers

Skill level:

Category: Knitting

Project type: Accessories, Scarves/ Cowl

Supplies:

1 skein Red Heart Boutique Infinity (3.5 oz/100g/129 yds/ 118m)- Color A: E828 Enchanted

1 skein Red Heart Boutique Twilight (3.5 oz/ 100g/ 59 yds/ 54m)- Color B: E829 Romantic

24″ circular knitting needle, size US 11/ 8mm

Yarn needle

Cowl measures 8 1/2″ long x 13″ wide; 26″ circumference

GAUGE: 14 st and 16 rows = 4″ in pattern

TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE

COWL

Using color A and a knitted cast on, CO 80 st. Join to work in the round, taking care not to twist stitches. PM to mark beginning of rounds.

R1-R4: Continuing in Color A, K2, P2 around.

R5: Continuing in Color A, knit one round.

R6-R9: Changing to Color B, K6, Sl2 around.

R10-R11: Change to Color A; knit around.

R12-R15: Change to Color B; K2, Sl2, * K6, Sl2, rep from * around.

R16-R17: Change to Color A; knit around.

Repeat rounds 1-17 two more times. Using Color A, work 4 rounds of K2, P2 ribbing and bind off in pattern loosely.

For the chart, click below!

Romantic Enchanted cowl chart

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