Street Spirit by Rebekka Mauser

Street Spirit

November 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
514 yards (470 m)
One Size
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“She could still hear the voices, laughter and music through the bar’s closing door. Stepping outside, she was thinking about her friends and the nice evening they had spent together. The wet street in front of her reflected the lights of the city, the air had that typical after-the-rain smell. Her stylish cowl protected her from the chill of the night. The graphic black and white lines reminded her of the streets of her city. With a smile on her lips and a light feeling in her heart, she headed home, looking forward to knitting a few rows before going to sleep.”

It’s all about stripes! Horizontal and vertical stripes alternate rhythmically. Ruffles produced by excessive fabric between the slip stitch areas are a fancy detail with a twist. Due to the tapered cut, the fit of the cowl is very comfortable and shows the design at its best.

The cowl is knitted seamlessly bottom up in rounds – starting with k1/p1 corrugated ribbing. A simple stripe pattern is interrupted with slip stitch areas that form vertical stripes. A few decrease rounds are distributed evenly throughout the body of the cowl to narrow the circumference around the neck. The cowl is finished with more corrugated ribbing.

Skill level: advanced beginner

Circumference at bottom: 76 cm / 30”
Circumference at neck: 52 cm / 20.5”
Length: 40 cm / 15.75”


madelinetosh Pashmina
sport weight |3-ply yarn
75% Merino wool / 15% silk / 10% Cashmere
329 meters (360 yards) / 100g

1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors or approximately 250 meters / 273 yards of C1 and 220 meters / 241 yards of C2

Sample is shown in Dirty Panther and Lamplight.

20 sts & 36 rounds in Stockinette stitch to 10 cm x 10 cm (4’’ x 4’’) after blocking

3.5 mm / US 4 needle or needle size needed to obtain gauge

4.5 mm crochet hook for chained cast-on

Darning needle, scissors, 16 stitch markers

This design was made in collaboration with madelinetosh for their MT Studio Design program.