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Schachenmayr Soft Mix yarn

About the yarn:  Made by Schachenmayr it is 25% wool, 30% Alpaca and 45% polyamide. Each skein is 124 yds, 25g. 

Designers note: I really enjoyed working with this yarn, it was soft and has a lovely drape, yummy to touch and very easy to knit with. The Alpaca and wool makes for an exceedingly soft finished project.  I love the palette of colors, very warm and soft.  Here is the website information:


Here are the supplies and instructions for this project:

Supplies for Two Toned Textured Cowl :

1 Skein each of two colors Schachenmayr Soft Mix Yarn

Size 8 (5.0 mm) 24 inch long Circular  Knitting Needles

Yarn needle



With Main color, Cast on 100 stitches, join stitches being careful not to twist the stitches, place marker at join.

Rows 1-3 with Main color (MC) Knit.

Row 4; MC; Knit 1, Purl 1 to marker.

Row 5; MC; Purl 1, Knit 1 to marker.

*Row 6; switch to Contrast Color (CC); Knit.

Row 7; CC; Purl.

Row 8; CC; Knit.

Row 9; Switch to MC, Knit.

Row 10; MC, Knit 1, Purl 1 to marker.

Row 11; MC, Purl 1, Knit 1 to marker.

Row 12; MC, Knit 1, Purl 1 to marker.

Row 13; MC, Knit to marker.*

            Repeat Rows 6 to 13  – 5 more times, for a total of 6 sets.

Row 53; With MC, Knit to marker.

Row 54; Bind off loosely, Knitwise.


Weave in yarn ends and enjoy!


This pattern was created by Lisa Hinckley for use by Craft Warehouse.