I had a hard time coming up with a name for this pattern. I thought about calling it Zzzs because the stitch pattern looks sort of Z shaped but I wasn’t really happy with the name. Sometimes I read numbers as letters and the other day when I looked down at the ball band to the yarn I used for this, I read “Zoz”. It just kind of stuck. Zoz is a cozy cowl featuring a migrating ribbing that is broken up by eyelets. The ribbing gives it a little more structure when it’s tucked into a coat and the eyelets help prevent the alpaca from being too toasty.

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Materials:
1 skein of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande or 110 yards of Bulky Yarn
8mm circular needles
Stitch Marker

Gauge of repeated rows 1-2: 10st x 15rows = 4x4in

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Finished Measurements: Approximately 24 inches around and 10 inches deep.

Key:
– P Purl
o Yo Yarn Over
_ K Knit
/ K2tog Knit two together

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Pattern:
Cast on 60 stitches and join in the round. Place marker.

With Chart:
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Chart represents 1/6 of the stitches. Each chart row is meant to be repeated 6 times per knit row.

Work rows 1-10 of the chart.
Repeat rows 1-2 ten times.
Work rows 1-10 of the chart.
Bind Off.

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With out Chart:

Round 1: *P2, yo, k2tog, k1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: *P2, k3; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 3: *K1, p2, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4: K1 *p2, k3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p2, k1, slip st to right needle, remove marker, pass slipped st back, and place marker. This is now the beginning of the round. Remaining st becomes part of the next round.
Round 5: *K2tog, k1, p2, yo; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 6: K2, *p2, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Round 7: *Yo, k2tog, k1, p2; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 8: *K3, p2; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 9: *P1, yo, k2tog, k1, p1; repeat from * to end of round.
Round 10: P1, *k3, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1.

Repeat Rounds 1-2 10 times
Work Rounds 1-10.
Bind off.

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Mods: If you have more yarn, you can make a deeper cowl by repeating rows 1-2 more than 10 times. If you want a wider cowl, increase your stitch count by increments of 5.

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