Forest Park Cowl by Kristina Kephart

Forest Park Cowl

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
330 - 400 yards (302 - 366 m)
2 Versions
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The yarns suggested for this pattern can be found in our Online Shop (Oregon Alder and Chai Latte)

This pattern was originally published as Yarnia’s contribution to the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 5 – 8, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

After the Crawl, all patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2015 eBook: Postcards from Portland: 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

This cowl is an ode to the miles of trails twining their slender tendrils through the lush greenery of Forest Park. The cowl features reversible ribbed cables that encase a Stockinette “path.” The cables create a scalloped edge and when the piece is turned over, it reveals a gently flowing cable outlining a reverse Stockinette path, for a more subtle, though equally stunning effect. For those looking for a more masculine fit, the pattern contains an additional version with an added border and abbreviated length.

Forest Park is a public municipal park, in downtown Portland, and one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The park covers more than 5,100 acres of mostly second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth. About 70 miles of recreational trails, including the Wildwood Trail segment of the city’s 40 Mile Loop system, crisscross the park.

Yarnia Custom Blend (Vanilla Leaf or Chai Latte for Version 1; Oregon Alder for Version 2).
Yardage: 400 yards (version 1) / 330 yards (version 2)

Finished Sizes:
25.5” long x 6.5” wide

US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles

Waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Skill Level:

For both versions, in version 2 remember to add on the k4 or p4 at the beginning and end of each row.
Row 1: (P1, k1) 8 times, place marker, P18, place marker, (k1, p1) 8 times. All other rows, slip the markers as you come to them.
Row 4: C4F, (k1, p1) 4 times, slip marker, knit to next marker, (p1, k1) 4 times, C4B.
Row 6: (K1, p1) twice, C4F, (k1, p1) twice, slip marker, knit to next marker, (p1, k1) twice, C4B, (p1, k1) twice.
Row 8: (K1, p1) 4 times, C4F, slip marker,knit to next marker, C4B, (p1, k1) 4 times.
C4F- slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front, (k1, p1) twice, (k1, p1) twice from cable needle
C4B- slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold to back, (p1, k1) twice, (p1, k1) from cable needle