A warm, festive cowl using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Worsted, based on traditional Scandinavian motifs seen in groundbreaking twentieth-century graphic design. Check it out here!
By Ann Weaver
Approximately 150 yds (well under 1 skein) Neighborhood Fiber Co. Capital Luxury Worsted in each of two colors; shown in Druid Hill (A) and Woodberry (B)
US 8 (5.0mm) 16-inch circular needle
2 stitch markers, 1 in a second color to indicate beginning of round
Tapestry needle for sewn bind-off and weaving in ends
Approximately 19 inches in circumference and 14 inches long
20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in stranded Stockinette stitch
NOTE: Be sure to carry your unused color VERY LOOSELY along the back of your work. If you work too tightly, the cowl won’t fit over your head. I recommend testing for fit a few rounds into the stranded portion to make sure you’re working loosely enough. If you’re a tight knitter, consider going up a needle size to a US 9.
Using A and the long-tail method (or your preferred method of creating a loose cast-on), CO 51 sts, pm, CO 45 sts, pm of second color to indicate beg of rnd—96 sts.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: (K1, p1) to end of rnd.
Rep (Rnd 1) 4 times—5 rnds total.
Next rnd: Purl to last st, pfb—97 sts.
Join B and work Charts A and B as follows:
Work Chart A across 51 sts, sm, work 4-st Chart B 11 times, then work Sts 1–2 of Chart B. Rep 4 rnds of Chart B 8 times while working 32 rnds of Chart A.
After completing Chart A, reverse colors for Section 2, using A as B and B as A.
Work Rnds 25–32 of Chart A, then work Rnds 2–24 of Chart A, then work Rnd 1 of Chart A. Rep 4 rnds of Chart B 8 times while working these 32 rnds.
Rnd 1: Purl to last 2 sts, p2tog—96 sts.
Next Rnd: (K1, p1) to end of rnd.
Rep this rnd 4 times—5 rnds of ribbing total.
BO VERY loosely; I recommend using the sewn bind-off (see Abbreviations and Special Stitches for instructions for the sewn bind-off).
Weave in ends and wet block to measurements.
Abbreviations and Special Stitches
BO bind off
CO cast on
pfb purl into front and back of st
pm place marker
sm slip marker
Sewn bind-off: Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through yarn needle. Hold the work in the left hand and put needle through the first 2 sts as if to purl (from right to left). Pull tail through. Put needle back through first st as if to knit (from left to right). Pull tail through and drop this stitch off needle. Rep to end of BO. When 1 st remains, pull tail through loop and fasten off.
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