Alpine Rings Cowl by Ann Budd

Alpine Rings Cowl

November 2016
Vice Yarn Shameless
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch, worked in rounds
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One Size
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Commemorating my second Knit For Fun Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, this simple cowl features alternating stockinette- and reverse stockinette-stitch welts. Although it appears as though half of the rounds are purled, they are all, in fact, knitted. The work is simply turned around every 12th round so that the “inside” alternated with the “outside” to create a reversible piece. The “wrap and turn” short-row technique is used to help hide the small holes that form when the knitting changes direction. This satisfyingly easy pattern makes a great showcase for a skein of Vice Yarns Shameless (70% merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 430 yards/393 meters per skein), shown here in a colorway designed exclusively for the 2016 Knit For Fun Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado. It would also look great in a solid, gradient, or any other type of hand-dyed yarn.