Because this is still a knitting blog….

My knitting ennui seems to finally have come to a screeching halt. I feel as if I have projects coming out my ears, which is not good considering the large amounts of sewing I need to do. But cooler weather has the tendency to make a Minnesotan begin to knit frantically. Just in time for the cooler weather, I have two new cowl patterns to share with you, one for today and one coming up soon.

The first is the simple one to write up, my Ribbed Ridges Cowl:
Garter Rib Cowl

I came up with a simple pattern designed to show off this beautiful handspun I picked up from Aisha Celia a few years ago. This style of cowl I call an “indoor” cowl as I wear it all day long. Perfect for these days when the house is cool but it’s too soon to turn on the furnace.

Yarn: bulky, about 100 yards

Needle size: 10.5, 16 inch circular

Gauge: 7 stitches to 2 inches

CO 56 stitches and join into the round.

Round 1: Purl entire round.

Rounds 2 and 3: (K2, p2)ย  entire round.

Round 4 and 5: Knit entire round.

Repeat rounds 2 through five until your cowl is about seven inches in length.

BO: K2tog, slip stitch back to left hand needle, K2tog, repeat. Do so loosely for a nice stretchy bind off.

Sew in ends and block. Be pleased you used up a lovely skein in such a quick and useful manner, and stay warm!

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10 responses to “Because this is still a knitting blog….

  1. Love this…gorgeous color.
    I am really getting into cowls this year.
    (I thought you were gone.Glad to see that you are still here with us in blogland!)

  2. That’s lovely! And it looks like it knit up quickly–which can be oh-so-satisfying when the URGE TO KNIT strikes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That is so cute! I may have to try this. I have the perfect yarn for it, just waiting for a project.

  4. Oooo, how pretty! And I’ve got some perfect yarn in the stash for a cowl like this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gorgeous yarn and project!

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  7. Can I just say how funny it is that you get a spam comment that’s all about dealing with spam on your blog? ๐Ÿ™‚

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