Remember the cowl I knitted for Tom back in Fall of 09? I have been wanting to make another one since then and I finally had a chance over the holidays. I went to my favorite yarn shop, Green Planet Yarn in Campbell, Ca and came across three beautiful skeins of Cascade Eco Duo. At the time I would have sworn that Shalom, a gorgeous sweater I have been wanting to knit required Eco Duo, an Aran weight yarn, but I was wrong. It needs Eco Wool, a bulky weight yarn. So there I was with three soft as Peter Cottontail skeins of yarn just dying to be knit into something. And it would be a shame not to have it next to the skin. Since the Bay Area rain is freezing me to the core I decided a cowl and a new pair of fingerless mitts (pics coming soon!) were in order. As for the third skein. Any ideas?
I made a few changes to the original pattern. Enough that I rewrote it for you.
Tom's Star Crossed Cowl
- One Ball of Cascade Yarns Eco Duo or other aran or worsted weight yarn
- 16inch US9 Circular
- Row Marker
- Cable Needle (CN)
Gauge is not too important but in case you need it mine was 5st = 1 in, in pattern stitch.
If you would like to make a larger, loose cowl just increase your cast on stitches by multiples of 9 stitches.
Cast on 90 st and join in the round being careful not to twist your stitches. Place row marker.
Rows 1-5: [k1,p1] Repeat to end of row.
Begin Pattern Stitch
Row 1-4: Knit all stitches.
Row 5: *Slip 3 to CN, hold in back, k3, k3 from CN, K3. Repeat from *
Rows 6-10: Knit all stitches.
Row 11: *k3, slip next 3 stitches to CN, hold in front, k3, k3 from CN. Repeat from *
Repeat Rows 1-11 three times.
Next 4 rows: Knit all stitches.
Next 5 rows: [k1,p1] Repeat to end of row.
Bind off loosely in 1x1 rib stitch [k1,p1] and weave in ends. Learn how to bind off in rib here.
I know all our Pacific rain has buried half the country in snow, so I am constantly reminding myself to count my blessings! I hope you are all staying warm!