Yumi is such a fun cowl/stole to knit. The cables and leaves create a wonderful combination that adds interest and a graceful flow. The pattern continues to change each repeat which helps to create a delightful natural definition. This can be sewn at the bound off edges to create a cowl or left open for a more traditional scarf.
The pattern can be worked with a provisional cast on or a traditional cast on and sewn up. Flicker by Berroco adds a lovely stretch to the cowl but this scarf can be worked in any type of light bulky to worsted weight yarn. If you would like to use a sock or lighter weight yarn you may need to double some of the repeats to attain the perfect fit.
With just 2 balls of yarn you can create the perfect gift!
Instructions are written and charted
Size 10 (6.0 mm) straight knitting needles
2 Berroco Flicker 87% Baby Alpaca 8% Acrylic 5% Other Fibers 189 Yards
Yo - yarn over
K2tog - Knit two stitches together as one stitch
K3tog - Knit three stitches together as one stitch
Ssk - Slip one stitch as if to knit, Slip another stitch as if to knit. Insert left-hand needle into front of these 2 stitches and knit them together
Sssk - (Slip 1 as if to knit) 3 times; insert left-hand needle from the front to the back of all stitches at the same time and knit them together.
Right Twist - RS: Skip the first stitch, knit into 2nd stitch, then knit skipped stitch. Slip both stitches from needle together OR k2tog leaving sts on LH needle, then k first st
again, sl both sts off needle.
Left Twist - RS: sl1 to CN, hold in front. k1, k1 from CN
C4 over 4 left - sl4 to CN, hold in front. k4, k4 from CN
C4 over 4 right - sl4 to CN, hold in back. k4, then k4 from CN
C3 over 3 left-sl3 to CN, hold in front. k3, k3 from CN
C3 over 3 right -sl3 to CN, hold in back. k3, then k3 from CN
C2 over 2 left-sl 2 to CN, hold in front. k2, k2 from CN
C2 over 2 right -sl2 to CN, hold in back. k2, k2 from CN
CN –Cable needle
P4tog -Purl four stitches together as one
P5tog -Purl five stitches together as one
K5tog -Knit five stitches together as one