Happy Wednesday! How are you doing on your resolutions so far? Generally, I’m doing pretty good. Getting back into running is a really big plus for me. Even though I have to ease myself into it, I’m definitely determined to get my mileage up there again. Maybe run a race in March… who knows.
It’s still cold over here, so I knitted a nice cowl/infinity scarf for me. I’ve had this coral colored yarn for a while now and finally put it to good use. Not sure what it is because I got it from the clearance bin at Michaels and it didn’t have a label on it.
I made the general pattern myself by combining a couple of different knitting patterns found online.
One of them was Lace 17 from Knitca, which I call the lace part.
The other one was the Trinity Stitch from Lindy’s Knits and Laces, which I refer to as the bubbles part.
As long as you know how to knit and purl, you can get this project done.
It’s done on the round with 6 rows of seed stitching as borders and bands of garter stitch between patterns. The cowl is 104 stitches long and it’s knitted in this order: pattern 1, garter band, pattern 2, garter band, pattern 1, garter band, pattern 2, garter band.
To knit the cowl:
- Cast on 104 stitches
- Rounds 1-6: seed stitch (K1, P1)
- Round 1: K24, *K3, yo, VDD, yo* repeat 4 times, K28, *K3, yo, VDD, yo* repeat 4 times, K4
- Round 2: *(K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch, P3tog* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4, *(K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch, P3tog* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4
- Round 3: K24, *yo, VDD, yo, K3* repeat 4 times, K28, *yo, VDD, yo, K3* repeat 4 times, K4
- Round 4: *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4,
- Repeat rounds 1-4 of pattern until desired width
- Last 6 rounds: seed stitch
- Bind off.
P3tog: purl three together
yo: yarn over
VDD: vertical double decrease (slip 2 stitches as if to knit, knit 3rd stitch, pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch)
When knitting on the round, it’s suggested to have a marker, I just use a hair clip and move it every so often. Works for me.
Here’s some visuals to help you out.
Yarn Over and Knit Stitch:
Purl Three Together:
Vertical Double Decrease:
Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 into same stitch:
To make this cowl more versatile, you can braid the yarn and weave through one of the sides.
This will allow you to gather the scarf and shorten it.
It actually didn’t take me long. I found the pattern easy to remember and easy to keep track of my spot if I got distracted (ie I didn’t have to ignore the world while knitting because I was counting in my head).
Have fun knitting!