Granular Ribs Cowl by Janelle Martin

Granular Ribs Cowl

by Janelle Martin
Knitting
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29.5 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A, blocked (worsted)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
218 - 385 yards (199 - 352 m)
Worsted, Bulky
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While not truly reversible (i.e. both sides aren’t the same), the cowl is equally lovely on both sides. The simple texture is the perfect base for hand painted yarn.

Pattern is 3 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Reading Charts
  • Working in the Round

Gauge:
Worsted Size: 18 sts and 29.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) over Chart A, blocked.
Bulky Size: 14.5 sts and 24.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) over Chart A, blocked.

Yarn:
Worsted Size: 385 yards/385 meters of alpaca/merino worsted weight yarn that knits up to 5 sts/inch.
Bulky Size: 218 yards/200 meters of alpaca bulky weight yarn that knits up to 4 sts/inch.

Finished Size (blocked):
Worsted Size: 50”/127 cm circumference by 8.75”/22.23 cm wide
Bulky Size: 42”/106.68 cm circumference by 7.5”/19.05 cm wide

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (1)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions).
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pins

Skill Level: Beginner

Shown In: Worsted Size: Misti Alpaca ‘Tonos Worsted’, (218 yards/199 meters; 50% alpaca, 50% merino; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein). 2 skeins in TW43 Mint.

Other Possible Yarns (Worsted):
• HiKoo ‘simplinatural’, (183 yards/167 meters; 40% baby alpaca, 20% merino, 20% mulberry silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
• The Fibre Company ‘Road to China’, (69 yards/63 meters; 65% alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
• Bare Naked Wools ‘Chebris Worsted’, (220 yards/201 meters; 60% merino, 40% mohair; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).

Other Possible Yarns (Bulky):
• Classic Elite Yarns ‘MountainTop Chalet ’, (98 yards/90 meters; 70% alpaca, 30% bamboo; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
• Misti Alpaca ‘Chunky ’, (108 yards/99 meters; 100% alpaca; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.