Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rambling Cowl

The time has come to unveil the finished product of my latest creation - the Rambling Cowl. As I mentioned in my last post the yarn is from Jo at The Fish and the Bird and knits up sooooo beautifully. While it is not a traditional cowl, it is also not a mobius as it is not twisted, instead I have made it longer so it can be doubled around the neck without being too constricting.

The pattern is extremely easy and would be good if you're trying knitting in the round for the first time. Here is a link to a guide on knitting in the round if you need it.

It's a simple eyelet row that gives the cowl the pattern. Here's a close up.

One more selling point, it only took 70 grams! Great for stash busting or a quick knit, of course you can make it wider by repeating the pattern rows or shorter by casting on less stitches.

So here it is, the Rambling Cowl pattern.


Rambling Cowl Pattern

**This pattern can be worked in any weight yarn with correct size needles to maintain correct tension.**

Cast on 84 stitches on circular needles. (Cowl can be made to any desired length as long as an EVEN number of stitches are cast on.)

Firstly, place stitch marker. Join stitches so as to work in the round. Knit this row.

Row 1-6: Knit all stitches, slipping stitch marker when needed.

Row 7: Purl all stitches.

Row 8: *K2tog, YO. Repeat from * to end of row. Don't forget to do the last YO before the stitch marker.

Row 9: Purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-9 to form pattern until cowl has reached desired width. 

Finish by repeating rows 1-6 to form edge. 

Cast off.


So there it is, what do you think? Worth a shot? Let me know....


  1. This looks GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to give it a try and what a bonus that it only uses 70g... AWESOME!!!

    Hugs - Jodie :)

  2. Pretty! Do you have a gauge to put it in perspective? Thanks!

  3. I'd like to start this right now. What is the 'correct tension' or gauge supposed to be?