Here is the Rustic Earth Cowl ©, it’s wider than most of my other cowls and cozy and warm:) For this pattern I used a drop stitch technique and really found it to be quite a lot of fun. This beautiful yarn was handspun by dear daughter Jenna.
I thought I’d include a short tutorial here on the drop stitch.
Place the right needle through the stitch on the left needle as if you are going to knit a regular garter stitch.
Instead of winding the yarn around the needle once, wind it 3 times. Then continue to knit the stitch and slide it off the needle. Try to push the stitches up on the right needle by keeping them all together, I find using my thumb nail really helps:) The stitches can become very tight the on the needle because they have been wound, so try to just push them along together. Knit across the whole round like this.
When you reach the next round, this is when you will make the drop stitch. Knit into the first stitch and let 2 wound stitches simply slip off of the needle. You can see the dropped stitches on the right hand needle in the photo above. Stretch the work out nicely to make sure the stitches are even.
The dropped stitches
Rustic Cowl Pattern
Double knitting yarn, I used handspun in a BFL silk spun in dk weight, about +- 200 grams not sure of the yardage.
5mm circular needles
Sewing needle for the ends
5o inches in circumference
7 inches high
Cast on 200 stitches
Round 1: Join for knitting in the round, place stitch marker, knit round.
Round 2: Drop stitch round. (Knit and wrap yarn around needle 3 times before taking the stitch off the needle.) Repeat across the round.
Round 3: Knit round and let the 2 loops slip off the needle after every knit stitch (the loops being the yarn that you wrapped round the needle 3 times in the previous round), creating the dropped stitch. Repeat across the round.
Rounds 4-7: Knit
Round 8: Rep round 2.
Round 9: Repeat round 3.
Rounds 10-13: Knit
Round 14: (Knit 1, yo) Repeat around the round.
Round 15: (Knit 2 tog) Repeat across the round.
Round 16: Drop stitch round. (Knit and wrap yarn around needle twice before taking the stitch off the needle, knit 1 stitch) Repeat across the round.
Round 17: (knit 1 unravelling the loop (forming the drop stitch), knit 1 stitch) repeat across round.
Round 18: knit
Round 19: knit
Round 20: Repeat round 2.
Round 21: Repeat round 3.
Round 22: Knit
Round 23: Knit
Round 24: Knit
Round 25: Knit
Round 26: Repeat round 2.
Round 27: Repeat round 3.
Rounds 28-31: Knit
Rounds 32- 45: Repeat rounds 14-27
Round 46: Knit
Cast off loosely with a bigger needle, 6mm to have a loose edge.
Sew in ends.
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Ravelry notes here.
Wishing you a wonderful week of goodness…