October 7, 2011

The "sponge" cowl

A very easy cowl for the almost.novice knitter: it just requires knitting and purling. The model was originally created for the Milan "Homeless Night". If you decide to make this cowl, plaase consider making two and mailing the second to Assieme nelle Terre di Mezzo – via Calatafimi, 10 – 20122 Milano.
The italian version of this pattern is available on the Maglia-Uncinetto.it website.

  • Dolly Maxi, 100% superwash merino wool, 50 g = 87 m, 2 balls
  • 5 mm (US 8) straight or circolar needle (for knitting back and forth)
  • Scissors and tapestry needle
Tensione: 15 sts × 25 rows = 10 cm (4")

Sizes: woman – 53 cm = 23" (man – 58 cm = 25") – for both the height of the cowl is 22 cm (21").

How to

C.o. 35 with long tail method; turn.

  • Row 1: Sl 1st st pwise wyf, k to end; turn. 
  • Row 2: Sl 1st st pwise wyf, k4, * p1, k1 *, rep from * to * to 6 sts bef end, p1, k5; turn.
Repeat these two rows throughout until the strip is 50 (55) cm long (20/22"). B.o. all sts.
Sew up the two ends in order tu obtain a ring, wash the cowl in warm water and mild detergent, dry flat.

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