Preserving Life by Kelly van Niekerk

Preserving Life

October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 - 591 yards (500 - 540 m)
One size only: approx 80cm x 25cm
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A colour block cowl, reminiscent of life preserving flotation devices you will find all around the harbour. This is a soothing knit, worked entirely in the round, resulting in an accessory that has no wrong side.

Preserving Life is a long loop cowl knit in the round. You will start with a provisional cast on, and work a long stocking stitch tube in the round, alternating colours as directed.
Once you reach the required length you will graft the 2 ends of the tube together to make a continuous loop cowl.


  • kitchener stitch/grafting
  • knitting in the round
  • provisional cast on

If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.