Samstag, 29. Juni 2024

Summer Breeze Cowl

This colorful cowl is a light and airy accessory –  suitable for summer or early autumn. It looks especially good when knitted with variegated yarn because it shows off the short row construction.

This cowl knitted flat and all in garter stitch. It starts with a provisional cast-on, is knitted on a bias and with many short rows, and ends with grafting. Because of this construction the circumference is easily adaptable. 

It is a very repetitive pattern and only needs one 100 gram skein of lace weight yarn, so therefore it is a very portable project. However, you should be comfortable with short rows, binding off and casting on within a row, so it is not a beginner pattern.

The knitting pattern is available via

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The pattern PDF is 10 pages long and contains:

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting this piece – including 9 photos
  • a schematic of the construction, i.e. how the diamonds stack up to create the whole piece
  • charts of one diamond (in two variations)
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques
    • provisional CO with a crochet hook and undoing it
    • grafting in garter stitch
    • short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps 
    • crochet CO (at the edge of a knitted piece)
    • backwards loop CO

To knit this cowl you need the following materials:

  • about 500 metres of Lace weight yarn – I used less than 100 grams of Wollmeise Lace (colorway Allegria)
  • 3 mm knitting needles (straight or circulars)
  • a crochet hook of a similar size (I used a 3 mm hook)  
  • scrap yarn
  • a tapestry needle – for grafting and to weave in ends

Knitted in Lace weight yarn the finished and blocked piece measures 24 cm in width and 125 cm in circumference (unblocked it was 19 cm in width and 118 cm in circumference). About 24 stiches measured 10 cm in width and 24 garter stitch ridges (i.e. 48 rows) measured 10 cm in height (blocked).

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