Monday, July 1, 2019

Parachutes Cowl




A new post and a new Cowl design; the domain that I'm fond of and excel in (in my opinion). I love experimenting with new stitch patterns, and I have many boards in pinterest dedicated to collecting them. From time to time I try incorporating some of these ideas in my designs, for example my Lady Cool Shawl in knitting, and Little Lily Nap Blanket in crochet.

This Cowl is simple to make and warm to wear. It is made out of two skeins of bulky yarn. My only reason to rate it as "Intermediate" is the use of a stitch holder, which some of you may find a little hard to handle. Apart from that, it's easy, and can be finished in less than one day of work.


Level: Intermediate 


Materials:

  • Nako vison yarn, 100% premium acrylic, 100 g. / 3.53 oz., 195m / 213 yards: (color A) Grey 23403, 1 skein and (color B) Red 251, 1 skein.
  • Circular needles, 7 mm, 60 cm/ 24” long.
  • Stitch marker ring.
  • Small stitch holder.
  • Tapestry needle.






Dimensions:
27 cm /10.5” height, 79 cm/ 31” circumference approx.


Yardage:
280- 290 m/ 305- 315 yards


Gauge:
14 st x 16 round in 4 x 4 inches

stockinette stitch


Knitting terms:

  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • sstbl: slip stitch through back loop





Instructions:

Notes:
  • Always insert a stitch marker ring at the end of each round and do not forget to slip it from left to right needle.
  • Pay attention to the change in colors every two rounds.

With (A) yarn, cast on 104 sts using long tail method, join in round, make sure that all stitches are straight and not twisted.







Use both yarn and what is left of the tail to work first four stitches, to get a better and neater look.
Band round: k 2, p 2. Repeat this row 5 times, and then knit 2 rounds.

Parachutes stitch pattern:

Multiple of 8 sts. Join (B) yarn.
Rounds 1 and 2 (B): k 3, *sstbl 2, k 6, repeat from * to last 5 sts, sstbl 2, k 3. Round 3 (A): k 1, *put next 2 sts in st holder in back of work, k 1 (the slipped stitch), put the 2 sts back and k them.

Put next ss in the st holder in front of work, k 2, put the ss back and knit it, k 2, repeat from * to last 7 sts.

Put next 2 sts in st holder in back of work, k 1 (the slipped stitch), put the 2 sts back and k them, put next ss in the st holder in front of work, k 2, put the ss back and knit it, k 1.
Round 4 (A): k all sts. Round 5 and 6 (B): sstbl, *k 6, sstbl 2, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k 6, sstbl. Round 7 (A): *put ss in the st holder in front of work, k 2, put the ss back and knit it, k 2, put next 2 sts in st holder in back of work, k 1 (the slipped stitch), put the 2 sts back and k them, repeat from * to end. Round 8 (A): k all sts.

Repeat rounds 1- 8 five times, cut red yarn (B).




Work as follows:

Band Round: k 2, p 2 to end.

Repeat five times, bind off using stretchy method, Weave in loose ends.



Important announcement 
I have an Etsy store now!
You will be able to purchase most of the finished projects you see on this blog on my store.

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Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.


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