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Portreath Cowl

Portreath Cowl

MATERIALS:

approx. 100g aran/worsted weight yarn

Size A Needles – 6mm (US10) circulars or DPNs

Size B Needles – 4.5mm (US7) circulars or DPNs

This airy short cowl is squishy and textured without being too dense, so it’s warm enough for cool days and early morning walks, but won’t weigh you down.

Portreath is knit mostly in bamboo stitch and broken rib, but you could vary the design elements in whichever ways you like. If you want a longer cowl you can double wrap for extra warmth, cast on double the number of stitches and substitute a lighter yarn and/or smaller needles.

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ABBREVIATIONS:

RS:     right side
WS:    wrong side
k:       knit
p:       purl
YO:     yarn over
sl1 wyib: slip one stitch with yarn held in back
k2tog tbl: knit two together through the back loop
p2tog: purl two together

PATTERN:

Cast on 108 stitches. Place stitch marker, join stitches and begin knitting in the round.

 

Broken Rib bottom edging

Row 1: knit
Row 2: * k1, p1 *

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for approximately 1 ½”

 

Garter Stitch border

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit

 

Bamboo Stitch body

Row 1: * YO, K2, pass YO over the 2 knit stitches. Repeat to end. *
Row 2: knit

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 5” or as desired.

 

Garter Stitch border

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit

 

Openwork panel

(Optional) Switch to Size B needles.

Row 1: * yo, sl1 wyib, k2tog tbl; *
Row 2: * p2tog, sl1 wyib, yo; *

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 2 ½”. Continue with Size A needles.


Garter Stitch border

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
End after Row 4.

 

Broken Rib top edging

Row 1: knit
Row 2: * k1, p1 *

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for approximately ¾” or as desired.

 

Bind off in pattern. Block and enjoy!

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