Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fountain of Love Cowl



I am happy to announce that I have a cowl pattern on Ravelry, the Fountain of Love Cowl. You can get the chart by downloading the pdf. Enjoy!

Fountain of Love Cowl
by Kim Degener

This is a simple but elegant cowl, designed with alot of texture. The lace pattern is easily memorized, and provides a quick and enjoyable knit.
Photo credit [model-Abby Rose Degener/photographer-Sandra Degener]

SIZE
This is a standard one size fits all
MATERIALS
Knit Picks Stroll [75%superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 231yd/m per 50g skein]; color: Majestic; 1 skein
or fingering weight yarn of your choice

1 set(s) US #4 24" in circular needles


notions required
Crochet hook for picking up stitches
1 stitch marker for marking beginning of round, 3 stitch markers if you want to mark the end of the repeat

GAUGE
The gauge for this isn't very important. As long as you use a stretchy cast on and bind off, this will fit most people.

PATTERN NOTES


PATTERN
CO 128 stitches using stretchy cast on of your choice (simple cast on shown here).
Knit in stockinette for 3 rows
Begin chart. Each line will be knitted four times in the course of a round.
Repeat chart four times or until you reach your desired length. Knit 2 more rounds and bind off using a stretchy bind off of your choice. The bind off here consists of: knit 2 stitches, pass both stitches back to the left needle, and knit together through the back loop. Knit 1 stitch, pass this stitch and the previous stitch back to the left needle, and knit through the back loop. Continue in this manner until all stitches are bound off.


Chart: Fountain of Love lace
Round 1: k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2
Round 2: k all stitches
Round 3: k3, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k3
Round 4: k all stitches
Round 5: k4, yo, ssk, yo, k6, ssk, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k4
Round 6: k all stitches
Round 7: k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k6, ssk, k2, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1
Round 8: k all stitches
Round 9: k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k2tog, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2
Round 10: k all stitches
Round 11: k3, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k4, ssk, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k3
Round 12: k all stitches
Round 13: k4, yo, ssk, yo, k6, ssk, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k4
Round 14: k all stitches
Round 15: k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k6, ssk, k2, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1
Round 16: k all stitches


FINISHING
After binding off, weave in all loose ends. Soak cowl in cool water for 20 minutes, and roll in towel to remove excess water. Lay flat to dry, stretching cowl length wise, versus side to side, to preserve texture.

You can buy this pattern in PDF format, with the accompanying chart, from my Ravelry Store, for $3.



1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by your blog today.
Ann