squishy ribbed cowl

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I was looking for a pattern to make an easy, relaxed cowl out of the Chroma yarn I ordered. I found this pattern stitch and loved that it was ribbed and that it had more texture to it than the usual rib. Once I figured out how to adjust the ribbed pattern to circular knitting, the pattern became very simple. I used a worsted-weight yarn, but any weight could be used, just adjust the number of stitches… but make sure it’s a multiple of four.

squishy ribbed cowl collage

Materials: 1 ball of Knit Picks Chroma Worsted, approx. 198 yards, or similar yarn

Needles: Size 9US / 5.5mm – 24″ circular needle

Notions: 1 stitch marker; sewing needle

Gauge: In pattern stitch, 26 sts = 4″

Finished Size: 24″ by 9″

Pattern:

Row 1: knit 3, purl 1… continue to marker, slip marker.
Row 2: purl 1, *knit 1, purl 3* … continue with the pattern between the * * until the last 3 stitches: knit 1, purl 2, slip marker

Cast on 140 stitches and join to knit in the round, placing a marker at the beginning/end of the row. Knit the 2-row pattern until the length you would like or until the yarn runs out (which is what I did). Bind off.

I made my cowl 9″ and that enables me to fold it down like a collar around my neck.

Printable PDF

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edit 9/8/15: errata. Corrected last 3 stitches in Row 2 to read:  knit 1, purl 2, slip marker. 

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edit 7/23/14: I have a new pdf linked on this page and on Ravelry.  It is a one-page printable pdf.  Please let me know if there are any problems with it.  Happy knitting! Kate

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copyright © Kate Lore. This pattern is offered for free and is for personal use only, not to be sold.  Contact me if you have any questions or problems with the pattern.  elfiberarts@gmail.com

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