Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Twist Cowl

Just like our ever changing Spring weather, the Spring Twist Cowl comes with a twist! Once the stitches are cast on, carefully set down the work, give the stitches a good sturdy twist, and join together by knitting the first stitch. Then enjoy working-in-the- round to create this Spring Twist Cowl.

Finished size:
Cowl: 40”(50", 60") circumference,  
height 8”
Gauge: 2sts = 1” The stitches are loose creating openness and stretch.

Yarn: Main Color yarn in a bamboo or cotton blend, and novelty yarn; about 150 yards of each
Photo:Main Color: Universal Yarn Bamboo Blooms; 48%Rayon made from Bamboo, 44% Wool, 8%Acrylic; 154 yards, 3.5 oz; color #303 Precious Jade
Novelty yarn: Schmaltz; 100%Polyester; 284yds, 1.76 oz; color #05 (about ½ skein)
Needles: Size US#15, 16” or 24” circular needles
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle
Special Stitches: These 3 rounds make the Spring Ridges pattern.
Rounds 1, 2: Knit
Round 3: Purl     
This is a modification of “Stocking Stitch with Garter Ridges”, 400Knitting Stitches, by Potter Craft, p 20.

The directions are for a shorter cowl. If you'd like a longer cowl, cast on more stitches.
(Notes written in italic.)

Directions: With size US#15, 16” or 24”circular needles, hold Main Color and novelty strands of yarn together, use the long-tail (about 3, 4, 5 yards), cast on 80 (100, 120) stitches

Set down the work, “being careful not to twist”. Then, at the slip-knot, give the stitches a good sturdy twist, place marker & join together by knitting the first stitch.  Work novelty yarn held with Main Color through-out the cowl. (If using 16" circular needles, the work will be bunched up, making this a bit of a surprise cowl, too!)

Rounds 1, 2: Knit
Round 3: Purl
Repeat rounds 1-3 until nearing end of Main Color or novelty yarn.     (about 6, 7 ,8 yards)

Finishing: Bind off loosely. Tie off, and weave in tails.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post. Keep it up. Hope to read more post from you guys.