You’ve probably been told never to judge a book by its cover, but neither should you judge a yarn by the skein. For months Cascade Eco Duo sat on our shelves and, while it was beautifully soft, we just couldn’t tell how it would knit up. In our wildest dreams we would never have thought it would knit into something a drapey and dense and soft and warm and stripy as it did. We are in love.
Claudia spent a couple of weeks knitting up this cowl and it was such a hit we thought we’d give you the pattern. If you knit one for yourself (and trust us, you want one), let us know how it turns out. Better yet, share it with us on Ravelry! (There is a downloadable pdf at the bottom of this post.)
Finished size: 57 inches longe before seaming; 17 inches wide when stretched, 10 inches wide when relaxedMaterials: 3 skeins Cascade Eco Duo; 4.5 mm needle (or size needed to obtain gauge); darning needle
Gauge: 11 stitches/13 rows = 2 inches
k – knit
p – purl
RS – right side
sts – stitches
WR – wrong side
* * – repeat instruction to the end of the row
RIBBING PART ONE:
Row 1 (RS): k4, *p4, k4* until 4 sts from the end, k4
Row 2 (WS): k4 *k4, p4* until 4 sts from the end, k4
RIBBING PART TWO:
Row 1 (RS): k4 *k4, p4* until 4 sts from the end, k4
Row 2 (WS): k4, *p4, k4* until 4 sts from the end, k4
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2 (WS): k4, purl until 4 sts from the end, k4
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KNITTING THE COWL
Cast on 84 stitches. Knit one row
Knit Ribbing Part One for one inch, finishing with row 2. You are now ready to work a RS row.
*Knit in stockinette (as per directions) for two inches. Knit Ribbing Part Two for two inches. Knit stockinette section for two inches. Knit Ribbing part one for two inches.*
Repeat * * seven times, or until almost all of your yarn has been used up. Knit one row. Bind off, leaving a long tail (at least 20 inches).
To turn this long scarf into a cowl, bring the cast- on and bind-off edges together and sew them together with the tail, using mattress stitch.
Cuddle up and stay warm!
Download the pattern pdf: Claudia’s Cowl