I designed a cowl for myself late last fall. Read my first post about it here. As promised, here's the pattern.
Reverse Rice Stitch Cowl
Yarn: 1 skein DK weight wool. I used a local alpaca, 150 yards to the skein.
Needle: size 7 16” circular needle
Other materials: stitch marker, yarn needle
Gauge: not terribly important, but approximately 5 stitches per inch in pattern
Finished size: 18” around and 8” high
CO 90 stitches using a stretchy cast on. I used the german twisted cast on method for this cowl, but the long tail cast on method would work too. Here's a video teaching the german twisted cast on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfFadEumBak
Join in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker.
Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: *K, Ptbl, repeat around
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until cowl is desired length and end on row 1.
Bind off using a picot bind off that creates a 2 stitch picot. To do this, cast on 2 stitches using the cable cast on method. Bind off 4 stitches. Slip the stitch on the right needle onto your left needle and repeat casting on 2 and binding off four until you've come to the end of the round.
I found these directions in Knitty to be very helpful in illustrating the picot bind off: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATfall06TT.html
Weave in ends and wear!
This is the first pattern I've ever written down. If you find an error, please let me know.
©2010 Pumpkin Pie Baby.
I'm happy to have crafters hand knit finished objects from my patterns to sell. I only ask that you please provide credit to me in your listing as follows:
This cowl is knit according to the Reverse Rice Stitch Cowl pattern designed by Pumpkin Pie Baby. You can find her patterns here: http://pumpkin-pie-baby.blogspot.com.
Please do not sell copies of the pattern or make copies for distribution. Thank you.