I came home from the Edinburgh Yarn Fest with one skein of this beautiful yarn. I wanted a project I could wear where everyone could see it, in a relaxed gauge that would allow the the fibers to lay flat and bloom a bit. I found the perfect simple stitch pattern in Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury, Portcullis Stitch, which doesn’t curl at the edges, and has an open-textured, almost crocheted look to it. Plus, it’s easy to memorize.
Cowl is knit flat, starting with a provisional cast-on. The cowl is finished by knitting the open stitches together with the cast-on edge, using the 3-needle bind off technique.