Cross-d features 2 of my favorite elements: a simple, yet complex looking border, and a beautiful Japanese-inspired design.
It is a buttoned cowl that is versatile in its styling and can be worn as a cowl or a snood.
Thanks to Marie for knitting the pictured cowl.
Finished Size 20” (32”) circumference and 9” height
Shown in size 20”.
Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe (85% Merino, 15% Nylon; 430 yards/3.5 oz.): 1 skein in Mademoiselle
Size US 10 (6 mm): straight / circular
Stitch markers; tapestry needle; five 1” buttons
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
CO 102 sts using German twisted cast-on or any preferred mildly stretchy cast-on.
Work Setup Chart above or these instructions:
Setup Row: *K1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until end. Work row a total of 4 times.
Work Body Chart above or these instructions:
Row 1 (RS): (K1, yo, k2tog) twice, PM, *yo, k2, slip yo over worked stitches; rep from * until 6 sts before end, PM, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice
Row 2 (and all WS rows through Row 6): (K1, yo, k2tog) twice, SM, purl until marker, SM, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice
Row 3: (K1, yo, k2tog) twice, SM, k1, *yo, k2, slip yo over 2 knit stitches; rep from * until 1 stitch before marker, k1, SM, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice
Row 5: (K1, yo, k2tog) twice, SM, *yo, k2, slip yo over worked stitches, rep from * until marker, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice
Work rows 3 – 6 for 7 (11) more times. Repeat rows 3 and 4 once more.
Hem Row: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from *until end. Work row a total of 4 times, removing markers.
K2, slip stitches back to LH needle and insert needle through back loop, k2togtbl.
*K1, slip stitches back to LH needle and insert needle through back loop, k2togtbl; rep from * until the end. Cut yarn and pull through the last loop.
Weave in ends.
Block aggressively to show off stitch pattern.
Affix 5 1” buttons spaced evenly on the ridge formed in the border of left-hand short side. The lace section of the border stitches on the opposite side serves as buttonholes.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: MUGDHA MANASA
Manasa learned to knit as a kid, but quit soon to focus on formal education. She worked in a corporate career before opting to be a homemaker.
Recently she has found her focus back on knitting, crochet and needlecrafts, and hasn’t looked back since then.
Most of her designs are geared towards beginners and many will find that her patterns are easy to knit.