Bubblewrap Cowl by Sybil R

Bubblewrap Cowl

by Sybil R
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
503 - 547 yards (460 - 500 m)
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I like to experiment with short rows and their effects on variegated yarn. With this piece I wanted to explore three-dimensional elements. The result was a stylish cowl with an organic look.

This cowl is basically knitted only in garter stitch, but with some increases and decreases combined with short rows to achieve the three-dimensional effect. It is stared with a provisional cast on, knitted flat and joined invisibly by grafting in garter stitch.

Using one skein of Wollmeise Twin (about 150 grams of any other fingering weight wool) the cowl will be long enough to fit twice around your neck.

In order to finish this cowl you need the following knitting skills.

  • Provisional CO
  • Basic increases and decreases (kfb and ssk)
  • Grafting in garter stitch
  • German short rows (there is also an explanation on how to convert the pattern to “wrap and turn” short rows)

The pattern contains a long stitch-by-stitch version, a shorter version that may be helpful once you’ve got the idea of how to knit one bubble, plus a schematic of the bubble placement and a chart of a bubble.