Poodle Cape-Stole

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Materials Required:
11 Skeins FAIRKNIT Poodle Yarn
Knitting Needles #6 (standard) English size, 7
Steel Crochet Hook #00
6 Large Snap Fasteners

Gauge: 4 sts—1"; 6 rows—1".
Right half: Starting at neck edge, cast on 22 sts.
Rows 1 and all odd rows: Purl.
Row 2: K 4 (front), k 1 (mark this seam st), k 5 (sleeve), k 1 (mark this seam st), k 11 (back).
Row 4: Inc 1 st at front edge, k 2, inc 1 st in next st, k 1 (seam st), inc 1 st in next st, k 3, inc 1 st in next st, k 1 (seam st), inc 1 st in next st, k 10 (back). Continue in stockinette st, inc 1 st at front edge and each side of each seam st on every k row until 12 sts on front section (not counting seam st), 13 sts on sleeve section and 15 sts on back section (42 sts in all). Then inc 1 st at front edge every 4th row and inc each side of each seam st as before until 27 sts on front section (87 sts in all). Discontinue front edge incs, continue to inc each side of each seam st as before until 45 sts on front section, 69 sts on sleeve, 43 sts on back (159 sts in all). Inc 1 st each side of each seam st every 4th row 5 times (179 sts in all). Bind off loosely.
Left half: Work to correspond to right half, reversing shaping by working rows 2 and 4 in reverse (from back to front edge) and finish same.
Finishing: Sew back seam. From right side, work 1 row sc around entire edge of stole.
Fringe: Cut 3" strands of yarn. * Fold 1 strand in half, insert hook in a sc along edge, pull folded lp through, then pull double strand down through lp and pull tightly, repeat from * in each sc around stole.
Sew 3 snap fasteners along 4 raglan seams of stole, evenly spaced half way up from lower edge, so that when snapped sleeves are formed.

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