Milford Cowl

This cowl , part of our Kia Ora collection , is named after Milford Sound, a fjord (an inlet of sea between high cliffs) in South Island of New Zealand.  Rudyard Kipling was not way off when he called it the 8th wonder of the world.
Knit in a Malabrigo’s silky merino , a 51% silk and 49% merino wool blend yarn, this cowl features a triangular stitch pattern between beaded ribbed borders on either side. The triangular stitches in the cowl draws from the cliffs of Milford Sound. Its light, yet deliciously warm and soft against the skin.
Here is the pattern for the cowl. And in case you can’t knit, you can always buy it from our store here (https://www.thehappyhandsstore.com/Kia-Ora-Hand-Knit-Collection/Milford-Cowl-id-3872444.html). Choose the colour that you want it in and write to us at info@thehappyhandsstore.com. Our knitters will be very happy to knit it specially for you.

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Yarn : Malabrigo Silky Merino

Needles

  • US 6 (4mm) straight or circular needles, or size to obtain gauge

 

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

 

Finished Measurements

  • 24” wide x 6” tall

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Pattern Notes

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.

Stitch Patterns

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.

 

Pattern Instructions:

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.

Top Border

Work in beaded rib stitch pattern till the piece measures 1 1/2 “. BO loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends, wash and block to finished measurements. Seam the edge stitches together to form the cowl.

 

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Note: Please note that this pattern is for personal and non-profit use only. 

ABBREVIATIONS

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

cm: centimeters

cn: cable needle

CO: cast on

cont: continue

dec’d: decreased

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

foll: following

inc’d: increased

inc(s): increase(s); increasing

k: knit

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

m: marker

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

p: purl

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

prov cast-on: provisional cast-on

psso: pass slipped stitch over

puk: pick up and knit

purlwise: as if to purl

rep(s): repeat(s)

rev: reverse

rm: remove marker

rnd(s): round(s)

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)

tog: together

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

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