|Fantastic Welted Cowl|
Sometimes, all you need is a simple cowl with a lot of texture. And if that's what you're looking for, the Fantastic Welted Cowl fits the bill, with both a ripple effect and purled accents. Furthermore, though I've pictured the child size, you can also make it for an adult or a toddler. So cute!
Sizes: Toddler (Child; Adult)
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Jeannee (55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic; 111 yards [101 meters]/50 grams); #08 - 1 skein (2 skeins ; 2 skeins)
|A better picture of the pattern|
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches
So let's do this! First, using your size 7 needle, cast on 77 (88; 99) stitches, place marker, and join in round. Then we'll knit a few edging rows, as follows:
Edging Row: * (k1, p1) twice, k3, (p1, k1) twice; rep from *
Knit edging row 4 (4; 6) times, and then switch to your size 8 needle. Next, we'll move on to our main pattern, which is Welting Fantastic from page 143 of Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, except adapted for the round. And it goes as follows:
Rows 1, 3, & 5: purl
Rows 2 & 4: knit
Row 6: * k2tog, k2, knit into front and back of next two stitches (kfb twice), k3, ssk *
Rows 7, 9, & 11: knit
Rows 8, 10, & 12: same as row 6
Knit rows 1 - 12 two (three; four) times, and then knit rows 1 - 5 again. Switch back to your smaller gauge needles and knit your edging row 4 (4; 6) times. Bind off loosely in pattern and tuck in ends. If desired, block.