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Monaco Prism Cowl
Uses 2 balls of Monaco yarn

Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson
See all the Monaco colors here.

Designed by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns
Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate

Introduction: Monaco is a luxurious yarn - soft with an elegant sheen, just right for that special fashion touch for yourself, or for a quick gift. This design uses two balls. The design motif is both easy to do and fascinating to watch as it develops.

Abbreviations: bor: beginning of round; CO: cast on; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); Psso: pass slip st over; rep: repeat; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st, knit every round; rnd: round;
SSK, slip two stitches from left to right needle, one-at-a-time. Insert tip of left needle into these two sts and knit them (Dec of 1);
SKP, slip one st from left to rt needle, K next st, pass SL-st over the K st (dec of 1). LT: knit 2 sts together but do not remove from left needle; knit the first st and move both to right needle.

Needles: #10,5 US Crystal Palace short bamboo circ (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 4 sts/inch in St st
Yarn: Crystal Palace Monaco 2-50 g balls of color desired. Color shown is #401 Prism

Size: adult woman

Cast-On: With #10.5 short circ, cast on 85 sts. Join, being careful not to twist; place marker (PM) to indicate beginning of round (BOR).
Rnd 1: *(K1,P1) around, end K1.
Rnd 2: *(P1, K1) around, end P1.

Rnd 1: *[(Kfb)x3, K1, (S1,K2tog,PSSO)x3, K1, (Kfb)x3] around
Designer's Note: place a marker at the beginning of each pattern repeat.
Rnd 2: K around
Rnd 3: as Rnd 1
Rnd 4: as Rnd 2
Rnds 5 & 6: P around

Repeat these 6 rnds four times.
Continue in pattern. As you near the end of the ball, bind off loosely in Purl.

Cut yarn, leaving an ~ 8 in end.

With a crochet hook or tapestry needle, draw yarn through sts to work in ends. Work all ends in on reverse side so they don't' show. A crochet hook does this very rapidly.

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

2011Copyright - Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc & Dr. Laura Andersson. We are happy to share this free knitting 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 or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Monaco are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.