Ascend Cowl by Robin Ulrich

Ascend Cowl

Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette stitch, worked in the round
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
One size, adjustable; pattern includes instruction notes for customizing circumference and height
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Suitable for beginning lace knitters, the Ascend cowl is much easier to knit than it’s graceful appearance belies. A ribbing border flows easily into an adaptation of a traditional Estonian stitch that spirals up around the cowl naturally using only the simplest of lace elements.

Worked in the round from the bottom up, with an easy-to-memorize stitch pattern (presented in both written and charted forms), from a chunky, quick-knit yarn, the Ascend cowl is a fun and satisfying project.

If you are a more advanced lace knitter then (shhhh) you don’t have to tell anyone how easy it was to make!

Skills used: Working in the round, k, p, k2tog, yo

Pattern includes instructions for customizing circumference and height sizing

Yarn: Approximately 400 yards/ 366m bulky weight yarn; project shown in The Plucky Knitter Plucky Bulky 100% Merino; 135 yards/ 123m per 100g skein; color Narragansett Gray, 3 skeins

Needles: Needles for working in the round, in size needed to achieve desired gauge; needle size listed is a suggested starting point - working your swatch in the round and blocking prior to measuring is recommended in order to determine correct needle size

Gauge: 14 sts/ 19 rnds = 4”/ 10cm in blocked stockinette st, worked in the round; 12 sts/ 20 rnds = 4”/ 10cm in blocked Ascend pattern, worked in the round

A note on gauge: Working at a different gauge than specified may result in a variance in cowl size and yardage required; blocking method used may also affect finished size