When my husband and I were driving through Utah I kept saying to him, “Wow, that’s amazing”, whenever I would see and interesting rock formation. I began to sound like a broken record.
There was one section of rock that was almost white, very out of character amongst all the red rock. There were pillars of rock above piles of rubble that were above open sand-like desert. That was my inspiration for this cowl that incorporates both sides of one stitch pattern to create varying texture that can be worn right-side or inside out.
Width of piece laying flat: 8.5 inches
Height: 6.75 inches
Sirdar Click Chunky with Wool [wool/acrylic; 81y/75m per 50g skein]; color: 160 Flock; 1 skein
US#10 (6 mm): 16” circular needle
14 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in cowl pattern stitch
4 stitch markers, one different from the others to indicate the beginning of the round
CO 60 sts and join into rnd being careful not to twist
Placing markers is optional for Rnd 1. They just indicate when the stitch pattern changes.
Rnd 1: K1, (p1,k1) 7 times, pm, p15, pm, k1, (p1,k1) 7 times, pm, p15
Rnd 2: K15, p1, (k1,p1) 7 times, k15, p1, (k1,p1) 7 times
Repeat Rnd 1 (excluding the pm’s) and Rnd 2 until piece measures almost 6.75” or until you have just enough of the skein remaining to BO all sts.
Editor’s Note: To approximate the amount of yarn needed for binding off, save a length of yarn that’s 4 times the circumference of the cowl. Just wind the yarn loosely around the cowl 4 times.
BO all sts in K1,P1 ribbing loosely for a stretchy bind off.
Editor’s Note: Read our tutorial on the Decrease Bindoff. If using this bindoff, you’ll bindoff knitwise (exactly as the tutorial shows you).
Weave in all ends. Block if desired and lay flat to dry.
About the Designer: Brittany Wilson
Brittany began knitting obsessively in June of 2007. Since then her life has been a whirlwind knitting adventure, including living a bohemian lifestyle traveling the United States as part of her husband’s career. Their travels and her creative adventures can be found at her blog.
Pattern and images © 2009 Brittany Wilson. Contact Brittany.