Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Another Brick Cowl

Another Brick Cowl

I created this week's design in response to another user request; specifically, I got feedback that someone was looking for a slipped stitch cowl pattern that used three colors, but in stripes rather than all at once (does that make any sense?). Anyway, I think it took me longer to settle on my color choices than it did on the slipped stitch pattern, especially since this one knits up beautifully and cleanly, without the stitch tugging effect that some such patterns can have. So, basically, if you're in the mood for a fun color project (or a scrap-buster; think what you could do with more colors!), this cowl might be just what you're looking for! :)

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams); #8010 Beige - one skein (color A), #9421 Blue Hawaii - one skein (color B), & #8891 Cyan Blue - one skein (color C)

A closer view of the slipped stitch pattern
Needles: One 16" circular needle in size US 6; one 16" circular needle in size US 5

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches on size 6 needles 

So let's make a cowl! First, then, using your size 5 needle and your color A yarn, cast on 120 stitches, place marker, and join in round. Then we'll work the following ribbing row:

Ribbing Row: using color A, * k2, p2; rep from *

Knit this ribbing row until piece measures roughly 1". Transfer work to your size 6 needles. Then we'll switch to our main pattern, which is Bricks from page 62 of Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, except adapted for the round. So we'll work like so:

Row 1: using color A, knit

Row 2: using color A, purl

Rows 3 & 4: using color B, * slip 1 stitch with yarn in back (sl1 wyib), k3 *

Row 5: using color A, knit

Row 6: using color A, purl

Rows 7 & 8: using color B, * k2, sl1 wyib, k1 *

Knit rows 1 - 8 twice, and then we'll change our secondary color (although not our pattern). I've written it out below!

Row 1: using color A, knit

Row 2: using color A, purl

Rows 3 & 4: using color C, * slip 1 stitch with yarn in back (sl1 wyib), k3 *

Row 5: using color A, knit

Row 6: using color A, purl

Rows 7 & 8: using color C, * k2, sl1 wyib, k1 *

Knit rows 1 - 8 twice, and then we'll change back to our first secondary color. Like so:

Row 1: using color A, knit

Row 2: using color A, purl

Rows 3 & 4: using color B, * slip 1 stitch with yarn in back (sl1 wyib), k3 *

Row 5: using color A, knit

Row 6: using color A, purl

Rows 7 & 8: using color B, * k2, sl1 wyib, k1 *

Knit rows 1 - 8 twice and then we'll go back to our ribbing and our size 5 needles (yay!). Transfer work to your size 5 needles. Then we'll continue like so:

Ribbing Row: using color A, * k2, p2; rep from *

Knit this ribbing row until top ribbing measures roughly 2.5". Bind off loosely in pattern and tuck in ends. Wear proudly, 'cuz you look like a boss.






6 comments:

  1. It is SO KIND of you to share your beautiful PATTERN as a freebie -- THANK YOU so very much. I look through hundreds of patterns, but this is one I will buy yarn for and start on TODAY ;-D

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you like it. And please, let me know if you have any questions. :)

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  2. lovely feminin cowl wish you and your son a merry christmas

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    1. Thank you! I was very happy with the way this one turned out. :) And a Merry Christmas to you as well!!!

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  3. I knitted this as a Christmas present for my mum

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    1. Oooh! I hope it turned out well. I'm hoping to see some fun colors of this on Ravelry! :)

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