Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Indian Pride Cowl

Indian Pride Cowl
by Joyce Cole © 2009

I designed this cowl to show off those school team colors. I bought a skein of each color and made two cowls (reversing the colors in the second one), and still had a little yarn left over. Round up your favorite team's colors and keep yourself warm at the game!

Plymouth Encore Worsted 100 g skeins
1 Main Color (MC)
1 Contrasting Color (CC)

US size 8 circular~16 inches long

Stitch marker
Darning needle

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches (though a bigger or smaller gauge will just change the look a little)

Cast on 96 stitches in your contrasting color (cc) using long tail cast-on. Join to knit in the round, using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Row 1 and 2: Knit
Row 3: *YO, K2tog, repeat from *
Rows 4 and 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl

Change to MC.
Rows 7-16: Knit.

Change to CC and work an eyelet band as follows:
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: Purl
Rows 19 and 20: Knit
Row 21: *YO, K2tog, repeat from *
Row 22 and 23: Knit
Row 24: Purl

Change to MC.
Rows 25-34: Knit

Change to CC.
Rows 35-42: Work eyelet band above (rows 17-24)

Change to MC.
Rows 43-52: Knit

Change to CC.
Row 53: Knit
Row 54: Purl
Rows 55 and 56: Knit
Row 57: *YO, K2tog, repeat from *
Row 58 and 59: Knit
Bind off loosely.

To finish: Fold up the cast on edge to form a picot hem and stitch in place using matching yarn. I used an overcast stitch catching the edge and the purl bumps on the backside. Do the same for the bind off edge. Weave in all yarn ends and steam to block.


Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

That whole middle section is some other language I had to skip over, but good job on the cowl! :) I've never heard that word cowl...

Dot said...

That is so neat! It reminds me of legwarmers....remember those?

pedalpower said...

Jenny, I take it you don't knit. LOL
I like cowls...they don't keep coming off like a scarf does. But then, you don't have to worry about all of that since you live in sunny FL!

Dot, I do remember those! Now that leggings are coming back in, do you suppose leg warmers are next?

Dot said...

I'm torn....if they come back I'll probably wear them because I'm cold natured, but that would be one more thing to weigh me down. Yesterday I wore double of everything to keep warm...but I couldn't move. I'm thinking a better alternative would be to live in a warmer climate. LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment, I may very well find the courage to write up the pattern! Love your cowl by the way!