Off The Grid Cowl

Not your traditional plaid, but plaid-like all the same, this cowl is the perfect travel companion for your journey off the grid.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

Size: 36” circumference x 6” depth (folded)

Gauge: 25 sts and 46 rows = 4” [10 cm] in mosaic colorwork after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Harrisville Designs Shetland (100% Pure Virgin Wool; 217 yards [199 meters]/50 grams): #54 Adobe (CC1, 2 ball), #15 Loden Blue (CC2, 2 skeins)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 60” or longer circular

Notions: Markers, waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle, spare needle

Special Stitches

Kitchener Stitch

Hold the two pieces of knitting parallel to one another with the wrong sides facing. Thread the working yarn with a yarn needle.

  1. Insert the yarn needle knitwise into the first stitch on the front knitting needle. Draw through the stitch and slip the stitch off of the front needle.
  2. Insert the yarn needle purlwise into the next stitch on the front knitting needle. Draw through the stitch. Leave the stitch on the needle.
  3. Insert the yarn needle purlwise into the first stitch on the back knitting needle. Draw through the stitch and slip the stitch off of the back needle.
  4. Insert the yarn needle knitwise into the next stitch on the back knitting needle. Draw through the stitch. Leave the stitch on the needle.

Rep steps 1-4 until all of your stitches have been grafted together. Even out the sewing and weave in the ends.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked as one piece in the round from the bottom up, beg with provisional CO, and then finished with Kitchener stich to connect ends.

Pattern

Cowl
With waste yarn, CO 224 sts, k 1 row flat, pm to work in the rnd, taking care of not twisting the sts.

Switch to CC1.

Rnd 1: K to end.

Rnd 2: P to end.

Switch to CC2.

Beg Mosaic Colorwork, work 16 rnds foll Chart 1.

Work 8 rnds foll Chart 1-A.

Work 16 rnds foll Chart 1.

Work 4 rnds foll Chart 1-B

Work 16 rnds foll Chart 1.

Next Rnd: With CC1, k to end.

Next Rnd: P to end.

Switch to CC2.

Next Rnd: K to end.

Next Rnd: P to end.

Switch to CC1.

Beg Mosaic Colorwork, work 16 rnds foll Chart 2.

Work 4 rnds foll Chart 2-B

Work 16 rnds foll Chart 2.

Work 8 rnds foll Chart 2-A.

Work 16 rnds foll Chart 2.

Do not bind off.

Finishing

Block piece.

Unravel Provisional CO sts and place all live sts of the bottom onto spare circular needle.

Fold the Cowl and connect bottom live sts with the top live sts using Kitchener stitch grafting method.

Put Cowl flat with Charts 1 colorwork on one side and with Charts 2 colorwork on another side, or any other preferred way. Block to flatten Cowl one more time.

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