Rikaart Cowl by megi burcl

Rikaart Cowl

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
480 yards (439 m)
14" x 9"
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Also available on Etsy and LoveCrafts!

The day is approaching when I look into my closet and announce to the world, or my pets, “I have too many garter stitch shawls!” I’m not there yet but the time has come to knit proactively. Rikaart transforms everything I love about garter stitch shawls into a light, versatile cowl through the magic of multidirectional knitting.

Rikaart was originally designed to be knit with a six color, mini skein, gradient set. However, it quickly became obvious to me that I had created an ideal vehicle for stash-busting and color experimentation. I’ve included a coloring page to help you plan modifications to the number of colors used, and to facilitate optimum color placement. Be mindful of yardage when altering the color handling set out in the pattern though, and always err on the side of having too much yarn whenever possible. Who knows, your leftovers might become your next Rikaart cowl!

6 colors x 80 yards = 480 yards at gauge

Rikaart was introduced as a KAL on my Instagram account. You can use the proceeding link to Instagram to view my posts, and all others, from the web without creating an account. If you search the hashtag Rikaart2016 you’ll find lots of pictures of cowls in progress and a few extra help photos and videos.