An easy dropped stitch pattern creates a unique floral beads like effect,is a perfect cozy neckwear for spring. It is pretty, delicate feminine piece.
The lace edging (pattern is a simple repeat that can be knit as long as you’d like) is knit flat using provisional cast on and seamed using either kitchner stitch or 3 needle bind-off,then the stitches are picked up and the textured body of the cowl is knitted in the round.
Finished measurements: 30” (76 cm) circumference; 12″ (30 cm) long.
MC for cowl tube: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon (Polyamide); 390 yards [357 m] per skein. Sample shown in Milk Maid.
CC for lace edge: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino; 420 yards [384m[ per skein). Sample shown in Mrs. Taylor.
Yardage requirements: Approximately 290 yards (265meters) for MC and 90 yards (82 m)for CC.
US#6 (4.00mm): 1 set of double pointed needles and 16″ circular needle.
- Stitch marker as necessary.
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) inSst st after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this cowl. However, if you change it might result in a different yardage requirement.
Crochet provisional cast on method
Using a smooth waste yarn make a slip stitch and place it on your crochet hook. Hold your needle next to the crochet hook, on top of your working yarn on the left hand. Then use the crochet hook on your right hand to grab the working yarn, wrap yarn around hook and pull loop through hook. You will see the first stitch cast on the needle.
*Bring yarn to back under needle, wrap yarn around hook, and pull it through loop on hook*
Repeat between * for desired number of sts.
Three-Needle Bind Off
With crochet provisional cast on method in CC, CO 13 sts. Work next 12 rows for the pattern.
Row 1(RS): K2, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k7.
Row 2(WS): K9, p1, k3.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K2, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k2, (yo twice, k1)3 times, yo twice, k2. (21 sts).
Row 6: K3, (p1, k2) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k3.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: K2, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k15.
Row 10: (K1, yo twice) 11 times, k1, yo twice, k4, k1, p1, k3. (45 sts).
Row 11: K9, (k1, p1) into next st, k1, slip next 11 sts to right hand needle dropping extra loops from each yo twice (you will be dropping 11 sts). Return sts to left hand needle then k11tog. (13 sts).
Row 12: Knit until end.
Rep these 12 rows 17 more times.
Unravel the crochet cast on and place the live sts on the needle, using 3 needle bind off method (see pattern techniques) BO the sts.
With CC, and RS facing you pick up 180 sts from the garter edge of the lace strip using 16″ circular needle. Place marker for beg of rnd.(You will now work in the round).
Knit 1 rnd in CC, then change to MC.
Starting with rnd 1 of chart below and work the 12 st rep over all sts. Continue as est until all 24 rnds of chart have been completed.
Rep chart 2 more times or until it measures 10 inches.
Then change to CC and work 2 rnds in St st. Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends and block lightly.
About the Designer – Deepika
I am stay at home mom of 2 boys, academically a biotechnologist, knitting is something I discovered after having my kids.
Ravelry gave me the platform to explore my creative side. I have been knitting accessories and garments for a while now and have slowly dabbled into designing.