I am still hard at work on my collection of neckwarmers, neck socks, cowls, and little scarf thingies for the upcoming craft fair. Only 10 days to go–yikes! This is one of my new designs, born out of a desire to knit something simple and quick but with some visual interest. Inspired by the subtle beauty of this sage green yarn, I cast on a simple rib pattern, staggering the ribs as it grew.
Pattern: Ribbed for Your Warmth, now available on Ravelry!
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted merino in Vetiver, approx 100 yards
Needles: US size 8 16-inch circulars
Ribbed for Your Warmth
Approximately 100 yards of the softest worsted weight yarn you can find.
US Size 8 16-inch circular needles, or size needed to get a cozy gauge.
1 stitch marker & a tapestry needle
Cast on 120 stitches.
Join stitches to knit in the round, placing a marker to indicate the beginning of the round.
K2 P2 to marker. Repeat for a total of 10 rows in pattern.
P2 K2 to marker. Repeat for a total of 10 rows in pattern.
Repeat these 2 instructions twice (for a total of 40 rows) and bind off loosely.
Use tapestry needle to weave in ends.
If you want your cowl to be a little larger, repeat pattern until desired length. I made mine with 50 rows and it is long enough to tuck into your coat and still have plenty of warmth around the neck. To adjust the circumference, simply add or subtract stitches in multiples of 4.
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