|Interrupted Stripe Cowl|
Sometimes I want to make a fancy-pants project with an intricate stitch pattern and a lot of shaping. And sometimes I just want to make a basic, straightforward cowl while I watch bad television and put up my feet. The Interrupted Stripe Cowl is just such a project, using three colors of worsted weight yarn and nothing more complicated than your basic knit and purl. And the best part is that it still looks (at least a little bit) fancy!
Yarn: Berroco Fuji (38% Silk, 25% Cotton, 22% Rayon, 15% Nylon; 125 yards [115 meters]/50 grams); #9203 Sandy - one skein (color A), #9247 Pacific - one skein (color B), & #9263 Deep Sea - one skein (color C)
|A close-up of the stripes. Interrupted.|
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
So let's make a cowl! Using your color A yarn, then, cast on 110 stitches, place marker, and join in round. And then we'll continue like so:
Row 1: using color A, knit
Row 2: using color A, purl
Rows 3 & 4: using color B, knit
Rows 5 & 6: using color C, knit
Row 7: using color A, knit
Row 8: using color A, purl
Rows 9 & 10: using color C, knit
Rows 11 & 12: using color B, knit
Knit rows 1 - 12 until piece measures 9" - 12" (depending on how long you want it!) and you've just finished row 2 of the pattern. Using your color A yarn, bind off loosely, tuck in ends, and block.