09 February 2015

Grapevine Stitch - Golden Bright Winter Cowl

Not feeling the greatest today, so I thought I might catch up on posting about a cowl I finished last week. I found the original base stitch for this on Knitting Stitch Patterns. Didn't know until recently that my friend really loves this colour, so I thought to myself, "why not knit a beautiful golden yellow cowl for my friend?" Bwa ha ha! As always, to prevent the possibility of edges curling, I added a knit border throughout.

-knitting needles, size 6.5 mm or US 10.5
-steel yarn needles, size 7cm (for sewing finished ends together)
-2 balls of Loops and Threads Charisma yarn (yellow colour; 100m/ball)

This pattern is knitted in a multiple of 8 + 3 stitches.

k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 together
ssk = slip slip knit
Cast on 45 stitches.

Row 1-5: knit

Row 6 and all odd-numbered rows: k5, purl until last 5 stitches, k5

Row 8: k6, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2; rep from * to the last 7 stitches, k7

Row 10: k5, *K2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, ssk; rep from * to last 8 stitches, k8

Row 12: k7, *yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 6 stitches, k6

Row 14: k9, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2; rep from * to the last 12 stitches, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k6

Row 16: k8, *k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, ssk; rep from * to the last 5 stitches, k5

Row 18: k7, *k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 6 stitches, k6

Repeat rows 6-18 until desired length is reached, then knit the next five rows and cast off.

These are images showing the length of the cowl after casting-off:

This is an image of the other side of the pattern:

I folded the piece in half and the cowl is about 33 cm or 13 inches wide:

And finally, after sewing the ends together, here is the final product! It definitely adds some sunshine to an otherwise gloomy, winter day. Oh happy day!

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