Ribbon Stitch Cowl by Marie Segares

Ribbon Stitch Cowl

Knitting
October 2015
Full Moon Farm Fabulous Yarn
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in 18 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
155 - 190 yards (142 - 174 m)
Cowl: 24” (61 cm) circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) width (before felting)/21” (53 cm) circumference x 8” (20 cm) width (after felting).
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Slip stitches make colorwork easy on this simple, unisex cowl project. Use contrasting colors, or a solid with a matching variegated yarn for different results.

Pattern includes optional instructions for making a scarf instead of a cowl. Yarn requirements will vary.

This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.

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Skills used
Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Knitting flat in rows
Special stitch patterns for slip stitches (sl 1 pw wyib and sl 1 pw wyif) with written explanations in pattern
Optional: knitfelting (fulling) in the washer and dryer (with tutorial here)

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
Cowl: 24” (61 cm) circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) width (before felting)/21” (53 cm) circumference x 8” (20 cm) width (after felting).

Materials
Bartlettyarns 2 Ply (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 210 yd/192 m) – 1 skein in Black (CA), or approximately 120 yd (110 m) in any medium weight yarn.

Full Moon Farm Fabulous Yarn (100% wool, 4 oz/113 g, 175 yd/160 m) – 1 skein (CB), or approximately 70 yd (64 m) in any medium weight yarn.

US Size 8/5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn needle.

Gauge
18 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.