Yarn : Malabrigo Silky Merino
- US 6 (4mm) straight or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
- 24 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10cm in triangular stitch pattern, blocked
- 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in beaded rib stitch pattern, blocked
- 24” wide x 6” tall
The cowl is knit flat and then seamed to form a tube. It has 3 sections starting with a beaded rib section, moving on to the main section that consists of a triangle stitch section.
Please note that there is a one stitch difference between the beaded rib section and the triangular section where you will have to decrease a stitch just once and increase a stitch while going from the triangular section to the beaded rib section.
Triangle Stitch Pattern – Cast on a multiple of 12 stitches
Row 1 (Right Side): * K6, P1, K5 *.
Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks all the way down the row.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): * P4, K3, P5 *
Row 3: * K4, P5, K3 *
Row 4: * P2, K7, P3 *
Row 5: * K2, P9, K1 *
Row 6: * P12 *
Row 7: * P1, K11 *
Row 8: * K1, P9, K2 *
Row 9: * P3, K7, P2 *
Row 10: * K3, P5, K4 *
Row 11: * P5, K3, P4 *
Row 12: * P12 *
Repeat Rows 1 – 12 until your piece is the length you desire.
Beaded Ribbed Stitch Pattern – Multiple of 4 + 1st edge st on each side
Row 1 (Right Side): K1 (edge) * P1, K3 * rep from * to * to last 2 sts, P1 then K1 (edge)
Row 2 : K1 (edge) * P1, K1, P1, K1 * rep from * to * to last st, K1 (edge)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 as required.
Cast on 147 stitches.
Bottom Border in Beaded Rib Stitch Pattern
Work in beaded rib stitch pattern till the piece measures 1 1/2 “.
Cowl Body in Triangular Stitch Pattern
Row 1: K2tog (edge stitch) (this is the only place where you will be decreasing a stitch). All other edge stitches on every row will be K1 , repeat triangle stitch pattern twice till row 23), K1 (edge stitch at the end of every row) 146 stitches.
On Row 24 kfb the last stitch before starting the top border. This completes the triangle stitch panel.
Work in beaded rib stitch pattern till the piece measures 1 1/2 “. BO loosely.
Weave in ends, wash and block to finished measurements. Seam the edge stitches together to form the cowl.
Note: Please note that this pattern is for personal and non-profit use only.
beg: begin; beginning
BO: bind off
BOR: beginning of round
CC: contrast color
cdd: centered double decrease; slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over
cn: cable needle
CO: cast on
dec(s): decrease(s), decreasing
dpn(s): double-pointed needles
ds: double stitch (German Short Rows); slip stitch as if to purl with yarn in front, pull yarn up and to back of work
inc(s): increase(s); increasing
kb: knit 1 in the row below
k tbl: knit 1 through back loop
k2tog: right leaning dec; knit 2 together
kfb: knit 1 front and back
knitwise: as if to knit
M1L: make 1 left; with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the front, knit into the back of this loop
M1L (M1Lp): make 1 left (make 1 left purl); with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the front, knit (purl) into the back of this loop
M1R: make 1 right; with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the back, knit into the front of this loop
M1R (M1Rp): make 1 right (make 1 right purl); with left needle, lift the yarn between the needles from the back, knit (purl) into the front of this loop
MC: main color mm: millimeters oz: ounces
pb: purl 1 in the row below
p2tog: right leaning dec; purl 2 together
p tbl: purl 1 through back loop
pfb: purl 1 front and back
pm: place marker
psso: pass slipped stitch over
puk: pick up and knit
purlwise: as if to purl
rm: remove marker
RS: right side
sl: slip 1
sl1-k2tog-psso: double decrease; slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
sm: slip marker
ssk: left leaning dec; slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, return to left needle and knit 2 together through back loops
ssp: left leaning decrease; slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, return stitches to left needle and purl 2 together through back loops
sssk: left leaning double decrease; slip next 3 sts one at a time as if to knit, return stitches to left needle and knit 3 together through back loops
St st: stockinette st
st(s): stitch; stitches
tbl: through back loop(s)
WS: wrong side
wyb: with yarn in back
wyf: with yarn in front
yb: yarn back; bring the yarn to the back between the needles
yf: yarn forward; bring the yarn to the front between the needles
yo: yarn over
yo2: double yarn over; yarn over needle twice