After making my cowl Stella asked if I would make one for her. She went to the yarn stash and picked out the yarn she wanted me to use – it had no wrap on it – so no idea gauge, suggested needle size – I would have to wing it. I started once and then had to rip it out, started again and had to make some changes along the way to make it the “right” size. I have a knitters bible and it has many patterns and Stella chose the one she wanted me to use in her cowl – that was an opportunity to really use my brain – since the stitch count for the pattern was high – so this cowl I would have liked to be a little bigger, but that was not an option! After all the opportunities presented – it turned out really nice and Stella loves it!!
Girls Knitted Cowl
Size 11 circular needles (36″) – or whatever size you want to make the length you want
Size 11 straight needles
Finished measurements: 20″ wide, 6″ high
1. Cast on 184 stitches
Row 1: *K2, lift first on these 2 stitches over second and off the needle*, repeat to end of row. You will now have 92 stitches.
Row 2: *P2tog (purl 2 together), repeat to the end of the row. You will now have 46 stitches.
The pattern going forward is 18 stitches plus 10 – I doubled the pattern, but depending on your yarn, needle size and finished sized you can adjust accordingly.
Row 3: (Right side – RS) Knit
Row 4: P10, *P1, K2, P2, K2, P11, repeat from * to end
Row 5: *K1, P8, (K2, P2) twice, K1, repeat from * to last 10 stitches, K1, P8, K1
Row 6: P1, K8, P1, *P1, (K2, P2) twice, K8, P1, repeat * to end
Row 7: *K11, P2, K2, P2, K1, repeat from * to last 10 stitches, K10
Row 8: Same as Row 4
Row 9: Same as Row 5
Row 10: Same as Row 6
Row 11: Same as Row 7
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: *(K2, P2) twice, K10, repeat to last 10 stitches, K2, (P2, K2) twice
Row 14: P2, (K2, P2) twice, *K8, P2, (K2, P2) twice, repeat from * to end
Row 15: *K2, (P2, K2) twice, P8, repeat from * to last 10 stitches, K2, (P2,K2) twice
Row 16: P2, (K2, P2) twice, *P10, (K2, P2) twice, repeat from * to end
Row 17: Same as Row 13
Row 18: Same as Row 14
Row 19: Same as Row 15
Row 20: Same as Row 16
Repeat pattern (rows 3 – 20) until desired length is reached and end on either row 12 or row 3. I ended up do the pattern 1 1/2 times.
When you have reached your desired length – knit the next 3 rows and bind off.
Using the mattress stitch sew up your cowl and then weave in all your ends.
The ruffle, I think, really makes this cowl and makes it very feminine!