Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Twin Leaf Cowl

Twin Leaf Cowl

Oh, how I love this yarn. Straight-up cotton (which, despite its difficulties, I adore), and a white base with a neon green spray paint effect, this is the type of fiber that I obsess over and that my husband makes a bit of a squicky face when I purchase. But not even he can argue with the dainty loveliness of this light, one-skein cowl and its basic but delightful pattern. Yay spring!

The twin leaf motif.
Hey, I'm a poet and I don't... yeah, never mind.
Yarn: Schoeller + Stahl Spray (100% Cotton; 153 yards [140 meters]/50 grams); #6 - one skein

Needles: One 24" circular needle in size 4, six stitch markers

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches

Cast on 160 stitches, place marker, and join in round. And before we get started on the main pattern, which incorporates two panels of Twin Leaf Lace from page 210 of Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (which I've modified for the round), we'll knit the following set-up rows:

Set-up Row 1: * k1, p1; rep from *

Set-up Row 2: * p1, k1 *

Set-up Row 3: * k1, p1 *

Set-up Row 4: k46, place marker, k23, place marker, k11, place marker, k11, place marker, k23, place marker, knit until end of round

Whew! And now that that's done, let's get started on the lace!

Row 1: knit until first marker, slip marker, k8, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k8, slip marker, knit until you're two stitches before next marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, knit until next marker, slip marker, k8, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k8, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 2: knit until first marker, slip marker, k7, k2tog, k2, yo, p1, yo, k2, ssk, k7, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k7, k2tog, k2, yo, p1, yo, k2, ssk, k7, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 3: knit until first marker, slip marker, k6, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k1, ssk, k6, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k6, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k1, ssk, k6, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 4: knit until first marker, slip marker, k5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k5, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k5, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 5: knit until first marker, slip marker, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k4, slip marker, knit until you're two stitches before next marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, knit until next marker, slip marker, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k4, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 6: knit until first marker, slip marker, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k3, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k3, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 7: knit until first marker, slip marker, k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, k3, ssk, k2, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k2, k2tog, k3, yo, k4, p1, k4, yo, k3, ssk, k2, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 8: knit until first marker, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k5, ssk, k1, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k1, k2tog, k5, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k5, ssk, k1, slip marker, knit until end of round

Row 9: knit until first marker, slip marker, k2tog, k4, yo, k5, p1, k5, yo, k4, ssk, slip marker, knit until you're two stitches before next marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, knit until next marker, slip marker, k2tog, k4, yo, k5, p1, k5, yo, k4, ssk, slip marker, knit until end of round

Rows 10 - 12: knit until first marker, slip marker, k11, p1, k11, slip marker, knit until you reach next marker, slip marker and knit until next marker, slip marker, k11, p1, k11, slip marker, knit until end of round

Knit rows 1 - 12 three times. Then knit three finishing rows, which are the same as your set-up rows, although I've listed them below anyway.

Row 1: * k1, p1 *

Row 2: * p1, k1 *

Row 3: * k1, p1 *

And once these three rows are done, bind off in pattern and tuck in ends. For best results, block.





2 comments:

  1. Love the leaf pattern and love the shade of green... I'm not a "green person", per se - but when I am, this is one of my favorite ones!

    Linda in VA

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    1. Mine too! And while I'm sure leaves knit in all colors would be lovely, I can't help but gravitate towards that brand-new-leaf color!!!

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