|Ridge and Furrow Cowl|
You know how you can walk by the same spot a million times and still not notice what's there? That's exactly what I realized had happened to me when I discovered another local yarn shop, this one just a four minute bus ride from my house. And if that discovery weren't great enough on its own, I discovered that said local yarn shop ALSO has a lovely sale section, which facilitated the pattern for this 100% silk cowl that's both basic and fun (not to say that sale yarn -- or even silk yarn -- is required for your own).
Yarn: Lana Grossa Linea Pura Soloseta (100% Silk; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams); #001 Light Gray Mix - 2 skeins
|Another look at the pattern.|
It reminds me of a field!
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette on size US 8 needles
And with that out of the way, let's make a cowl! First, then, cast on 110 stitches loosely, place marker, and join in round. Then we'll move straight to the pattern, which is a basic combination of seed stitch and a yo/decrease combination, and goes like so:
Row 1: * p1, (k1, p1) three times, k3; rep from *
Row 2: * k1, (p1, k1) three times, yo, slip 2 stitches together knitwise-k1-pass 2 slipped stitches over (sl2-k1-p2sso), yo *
And that's about it! Knit rows 1 & 2 until piece measures roughly 7" and you've just finished row 2 of the pattern. Bind off loosely in pattern, tuck in ends, and block.