Tuesday, November 27
Free pattern: Simple cowl/snood
Machine: 9mm chunky
Yarn: I used an aran weight acrylic mix
Tension: T5 - T6
Cast on over 50 sts in rib - I used 2x2 rib, but 1x1 rib would be fine. After knitting circular rows, rearrange needles for cable as follows:
ll..ll.. ll.123456.ll ..ll..ll..ll
..ll..ll ..l......l.. ll..ll..ll..
The cable is worked over the centre needles 123456.
Knit 5 rows. Cable needles 34 out to 12, put 12 onto 34.
Knit 5 rows. Cable needles 34 out to 56, put 56 onto 34.
Repeat until 180 rows have been knitted. Make last cable, knit a further row.
Transfer all ribber stitches to the main bed, and remove ribber comb. Hang cast on edge onto needles, making sure cowl is not twisted. Knit a loose row on the main bed and latch tool cast off.
Note: if you want an invisible join, suggest casting on in waste yarn and taking off on waste yarn, and grafting by hand.
This makes a cowl suitable to wear under a v necked coat - in this case, it's a "fake" collar for a matching dress. If you want a longer cowl so that you can twist it, adjust the amount of rows.