Choose two colors and cast on for this versatile cowl/poncho. Stockinette stitch welts and garter stitch short rows are worked seamlessly from the top neck edge. There is only one purl round after each welt, so the rest of the rounds and rows utilize quick and easy knit stitches. Every short row turn is accentuated by a yarn over to shape the expanding fabric. Wear it draped over one shoulder or style it as a slouchy cowl.
Finished Measurements 24” / 61cm neck circumference, 62” / 157cm circumference along BO edge, 6” / 15cm from CO to BO edge along shortest side, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge along longest side. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Fingering weight
The sample features one strand of lace weight mohair silk held together with one strand of fingering weight wool for the color B garter stitch short rows.
You can also knit this design with one strand of fingering weight for each color without the mohair carry along strand.
Yardage Color A - 420yds / 384m Color B - 420yds / 384m
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge One spare circular needle the same size or smaller
Notions 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge 20 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein) Color A - Marinière Color B - Dutch Sky
West Wool Glowhair (72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 437yds / 400m per 50g skein) Color B - Dutch Sky
Color B wool and color B mohair are held together for the garter stitch short rows shown in light gray.