How much cowl can be made from one skein of Newton Worsted from The Fiberists? A lot of cowl! I used a simple stitch pattern from the book “Sequence Knitting” to showcase the yarn’s sheen and color. I recommend using a light-colored yarn to show off the stitch pattern.
Although the sequence has only four rows, I found it impossible to avoid mistakes when working on this during the knockout rounds of the Copa America and Euro 2016. Work on this project during the group stage, and knit a Knockout Round when things get intense.
by Ann Weaver
1 skein Fiberists Newton Worsted (60% Merino wool, 40% cultivated silk; 550 yd/503m per 8.8 oz skein)
Sample shown in (Mg, Fe)2SiO4 – Peridot
Size 7 (4.5mm) straight needles or circular needle, any length, or size needed to obtain gauge
Knit and purl; provisional cast-on and grafting are optional
Approximately 12” long and 42” in circumference
20 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in Sequence Stitch, blocked
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project, but it will affect the size of the finished cowl.
BO bind off
CO cast on
RS right side
WS wrong side
Sequence Stitch (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (RS): (K7, p4, k1) to end.
Row 2 (WS): (K1, p4, k7) to end.
Row 3: (K1, p4, k7) to end.
Row 4: (K7, p4, k1) to end.
Using the provisional CO (see tutorial), CO 60 sts.
If you aren’t up for the provisional CO and grafting, CO 60 sts using the method of your choice.
Note: If you would like to make your cowl wider or narrower, you can increase or decrease your CO number by a multiple of 12. Each multiple of 12 is approximately 2.5 inches.
Work in Pattern
If you have not used the provisional CO, I recommend purling one row. This row will be hidden when you seam your ends together.
Following the chart or written directions, work in Sequence Stitch until you are nearly out of yarn.
If you have used the provisional CO, end with Row 3 of Sequence Stitch. Your grafting will be Row 4 of Sequence Stitch.
If you have not used the provisional CO, I recommend ending with Row 4 of Sequence Stitch and purling 1 row. This row will be hidden when you seam your ends together.
Unzip provisional CO (see tutorial) and graft ends. If you have not used the provisional CO, BO, then seam ends together using mattress stitch.