I've been on a "cowl kick" lately. This one, though, is my new favorite. Walking down Fairmount St. (n my San Francisco neighborhood), I took a photo of this wrought iron fence. The lines and curves inspired this new design: the Fairmount cowl!
The design is worked on smaller needles in the round, and is written in 3 sizes with two different edging options . I like the way the strands line up on the back and make a different, textured design on the reverse. Keep your yarns in order and weave in the ends carefully, and you'll have a reversible cowl!
Wearing a soft, beautiful cowl is a true luxury. Crafted using fingering weight yarn made of Merino lambswool and baby alpaca, the Fairmount cowl employs an intricate pattern that is impressive to look at, yet simple to knit. The pattern includes two edge details - garter stitch (shown on the small cowl, above) creates a soft, rolled edge, and helps to show off the floats on the back side of the cowl. The large cowl (shown below) features a seed stitch edge which adds a bit of structure to the accessory; helping it to lie flat.
This pattern requires intermediate knitting knowledge including: cast-on, working in the round, reading charts, and simple stranded color work, on circular and double point needles.
$4.00 (.pdf download)