Ripples on the River by Stacey Lewis

Ripples on the River

July 2020
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern after light blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
230 - 260 yards (210 - 238 m)
One size, 10” (25 cm) from cast on to bind off edges and 20” (50 cm) around
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This snug-fitting cowl features a beginner-friendly stranded motif bordered on both sides by easy 2x2 ribbing. Knit using worsted-weight yarn, it will fly off your needles. The sample was knit in a single afternoon!

The design evokes the James River at dusk, with the peachy golden ripples from the sunset on the dark green water.

This knit, with its small pattern repeat, lends itself well to height and circumference modifications. Add stitches in a multiple of 4 to maintain both the rib and stranded patterns. Work as many additional vertical repeats as desired, stopping when you are about 2” (5 cm) away from the desired height.

Be aware that changing the number of repeats will also change the yarn requirements.

Techniques Used:
Knitting in the round
2 x 2 ribbing
Two-color stranded knitting

Materials Needed:
145 yards of main color (green in sample) and 90 yards of second, contrasting color smooth worsted weight yarn (peach in sample)
Sample knit in Barnyard Knits Worsted (MC) and Madelinetosh Vintage (CC).

Size 7 US/ 4.5 mm 16” (41 cm) circular needle or size needed to achieve gauge

Stitch marker to mark beginning of round
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rounds equals 4”/ 10 cm in stranded pattern after light blocking

Finished Dimensions:
Height: 10” (25 cm) from cast on to bind off edges
Circumference: 20” (50 cm)

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