Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ridge and Furrow Cowl

Ridge and Furrow Cowl
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

Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Another look at the pattern.
It reminds me of a field!
Needles: One 24" circular needle in size US 8

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.
 
Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Ridge and Furrow Cowl
Ridge and Furrow Cowl

4 comments:

  1. This is sooo pretty - and can be done SOOO many different colors or mixes - I have to say I despise DOING seed stitch - it is brain-stultifying to me - but I'm gonna HAVE to do this one.

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    1. I have to agree with you about seed stitch but at least the increases and decreases mix things up! And I'm glad you like the pattern!!! :)

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  2. Would like to make this with chunky yarn without circular needles. Any suggestions as to how to adapt the pattern?

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    1. Sure thing! If you're getting roughly 14 stitches = 4 inches then I would just go ahead and use your gauge needle and cast on 80. The rest should be the same! :)

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