Knitting pattern by Lelah Olender. Ravel it: Califon Cowl
This open bubble stitch pattern was adapted for use in the round from Barbara G. Walker’s A Second Treasure of Knitting Patterns. The highly textured fabric is perfect for showing off almost-bulky weight handspun yarn, and will only take an hour or two to make.
YARN: The Spun Monkey’s Monkey Twists (plied yarn) in That Seventies Upholstery – One Skein. Purchased from Purl Jam, in Califon, NJ.
NEEDLES: Size 11-40” circulars. This particular cowl was knitted using The Magic Loop method, but you could use 12” circulars or DPNs, and it would work just as well.
GAUGE: 3.5 stitches per inch.
FINISHED SIZE: Measured flat: 7” x 10.5”
DIRECTIONS: Using the long tail cast on, CO 70 sts.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Rows 4-6: knit
Row 7: *(k5, turn, p5, turn) 3 times, k10; rep from * (a total of seven repeats).
Rows 8-10: knit
Row 11: k5, *(k5, turn, p5, turn) 3 times; rep from *, k5.
Repeat rows 4-11 twice, then knit rows 4-7 once.
Purl a row, then knit a row, and bind off.
Please do not sell this pattern or any items made as a result of using this pattern. Thank you. © 2010 Lelah Olender