Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ravelry Inspired Fetch my Cowl


2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (90 meters per skein)
Size US 8 circular needle (16 inch)
Cable needle or spare size US 8 DPN

Gauge: 22 sts = 4 inches using 4x1 rib st.

C/O 105 sts. Join and knit 1 round
Round 2: Begin pattern, *K4, P1; repeat from * to complete round. 
Repeat this round 3 times more for a total of 4 rounds.
Round 6:  *C4B, P1; repeat from * to complete the round

Repeat the last 5 rounds 3 times more (4 cable twists)

Cont knitting in 4x1 rib until piece measures a total of 6 inches from the beg of cast on edge.

Next round: *K2,M1,K2,M1,P1; repeat from * to end of round (147 sts)
Next Round:  *C6B,P1; repeat from * to end of round
Next RoundK6,P1; repeat from until round is complete
Repeat the last round 4 times
Next round: Picot bind off. *B/O 6 sts, sl st on the rhn onto lhn, c/o 1 st (using knitted c/o  method) b/o 1 st, repeat from * until all sts are bound off.

K  knit
P  purl
Lhn  left hand needle
Rhn   right hand needle
C/O  cast on
B/O   bind off
M1   make 1 by lifting the horizontal st. between the needles from front to back. Place it on the left hand needle, knit the st through the back loop.
4x1 rib   Knit 4 sts, purl 1 stitch

Fetch My Cowl

I'd like to share my "Fetching Fingerless Mitts" inspired cowl pattern. I knit this cowl for a friend's birthday using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. I only had about 3 skeins left over from another project and this cowl and the mitts were the perfect solution to use up my leftover stash. My friend is a very clever lady and not only did she see it to be useful as a neck warmer but also wears it as at hat. She puts the narrow end over her ears allowing the flaired end to stand up and kinda flop over. She can get away with that and not look ridiculous. I don't know if I could carry it off as well as she does! Love your style, girlfriend : )!