My local yarn shop (LYS) just received a shipment of malabrigo rasta. I LOVE the colors of malabrigo yarns and I had a 10% off coupon so I picked up a few more skeins for presents. Although I enjoy creating homemade gifts for those that are important to me, I get bored if I do the same pattern too many times. So you know what that means? Yes, another pattern to share with you! I hope you enjoy. This cowl is long enough to wear simply as a cowl but it can be doubled up to keep your neck warm for those times when it is chilly outside. I used the color Archangel.
Oops Rasta Cowl
This pattern is a quick knit for those times when you want to give someone you love a homemade gift but time is short. The drop stitch creates an enlogated stitch that showcases all the beautiful colors of malabrigo rasta! This project is knit from the inside out. In other words, you will cast on and that will be the center of the cowl. Then, every round you knit/purl you will add stitches to either side of this cast on. Normally a drop stitch is done by knitting the previous round’s knit stitch and the yarn over is dropped. In this pattern, you will purl the the previous knit stitch, creating a garter ridge that in this mobius helps to create the illusion of this cowl being reversible.
Purl Drop Stitch (Purl the previous knit stitch and drop the yarn over. It will create an elongated stitch)
2 st to the inch in stockinette stitch
50 inches in circumference, 6 inches wide
Round 1 K all stitches You are now ready to slip your marker and begin round 2
(NOTE: The YOs will double the number of stitches. It will be tight)
Round 3 P all the knit stitches and drop all the YOs (You are back to your original number of stitches)
Round 4 Same as Round 2
Round 5 Same as Round 3
Round 6 Bind off Knitwise
Weave in all your ends.