Thursday, June 2, 2016
Tower of Cowl
What you need: 1 skein 4 ply yarn in a colour and type you like.
Needles Size 6 24" Cable Needles or set of size 6 straights.
Pattern: Using Cables Needles, cast on 61 stitches. Place a marker at the last cast on stitch. Then, making sure that the stitches are not twisted, knit into the first stitch you cast on. If you are using straight needles, you do not need a stitch marker. Purl the next st., K1, P1, to the marker or if using straights to the end of the row. This is the end of your first row. Move the marker to the right needle, if using cabled needles. For the next row, look at the previous row of stitches, you now want to put a purl stitch over the previous row knit stitch and a knit stitch over the previous purl stitch.
What you are doing is called Seed Stitch. Look at the picture above to see how this looks. Do this for 50 rows, or more if you want to have a deeper cowl that you could pull up to cover your head as well as your neck. Cast off loosely knitting every stitch. If you have used straight needles, now you will join the sides to make the circle.
Now, how easy was that!!!!