Carried Away Cowl, A Free Knitting Pattern


 

When I went into the stash to dig out the yarn to finish my Levieva Dropped Sleeve Raglan Pullover I stumbled upon my two single hanks of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande, one each in Light Blue and Stone blue, and I admit, I got a little Carried Away. I bought this yarn two years ago, to make the exact cowl you see now. Only thing was, my knitting skill wasn’t quite up to par. Brioche ribbing? I tried, and tried again, but at the time, only failure lay before me. Now, looking back, it is so easy, so simple. This cowl flew off my needles, and I made it in an afternoon. This yarn is so soft, snugly, warm, luxurious. I cannot say enough great things about it. Clearly I feel very fondly of it, as my Flynnie Wide Weave Raglan Pullover is also crafted of this same beautiful two-ply.

I have also added a tutorial for the brioche rib, which is linked both here, and in the pattern below.

Please enjoy!

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Pattern Information and Specifications

Sizes & Finished Measurements

  • Adult

Finished Measurements

  • 12 1/2 inches tall, 33 inches in circumference.

Yarn

  • COLOR A Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande ( 100% Baby Alpaca, 100g, 110 yds / 100 m): 1 skein in #3317 Light Blue
  • COLOR B Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande ( 100% Baby Alpaca, 100g, 110 yds / 100 m): 1 skein in #1662 Stone Blue

Needles

  •         •Size US 13 (9.0 mm) 24” (or larger) circular needle & DPNs.
  •         •Size US 15 (10.0 mm) straight, or circular needles.
  • Gauge

On US 13 needles, in Brioche Ribbing Pattern:

  • 2.5 sts per inch

Notions

  • 1 removable st marker or safety pin.
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle

 

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Abreviations

  • BEG Begin / Beginning
  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • K1-B Knit 1 into the st below
  • PATT Pattern
  • REM Remains
  • REP Repeat
  • RS / WS Right side / Wrong side
  • ST/STS Stitch / Stitches

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Brioche Ribbing Pattern

Click here for the tutorial on the Brioche Ribbing Stitch.

Row 1:     K1 *[k1-b, k1]; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2:     K2 *[k1-b, k1]; rep from * until 1 st rem in row, k1.

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Knitting Instructions

Cowl

  • With larger needles, CO 61 sts in Color A, using Continent Cast on method. If working on circular needles, do not join. SET-UP ROW (WS): K row even.
  • ROW 1 (RS): Change to smaller needles, do not join, beg brioche rib st patt: K1 *[k1-b, k1]; rep from * to end of row. Place removable st marker or safety pin on the front of the work to help distinguish sides. Click here for the tutorial on the Brioche Ribbing Stitch.
  • ROW 2 (WS): K2 *[k1-b, k1]; rep from * until 1 st remains in row, k1.
  • REP ROWS 1 & 2, three more times until 8 rows have been completed (1 stripe).
  • BEG COLOR B, rep rows 1 & 2, four times, for a total of 8 rows (1 stripe).
  • Continue striping each 8 rows until 9 stripes (or desired amount) have been completed. Piece should measure 121/2 inches from CO row. With RS facing, and larger needle LOOSELY BO all sts knitwise.

Finishing

  • Seam side edges together.
  • Weave in all ends.
  • Wash & block. Let dry, then wear and Enjoy!

 
©2013 Julie LeFrancois. All Rights Reserved. Please respect copyright law and Do Not Reproduce in any form. Duplication & distribution of this pattern in any form without express permission of the author is a violation of copyright law: You may not make multiple copies of this pattern, reformat it for commercial use or resale, or sell items made from this pattern. Your respect for copyright law allows me to keep bringing you new and interesting designs. Write with feedback or errata at: projecthallway AT gmail.com.