Hello and welcome back! I have been very busy knitting wise but have really neglected posting regularly on here in recent weeks (months…).
So what have I been up to?
Dyeing lots of wool (which I will be posting about another time);
Designing and making an asymmetric shawl;
Swatching, swatching and more swatching;
And hatching exciting knitting plans for the future.
I had previously promised a moss stitch cowl pattern, and I always deliver on my promises so…..
Moss Stitch Cowl Pattern
100g chunky yarn
10mm circular needles with a 24″ cord
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Stitch marker (this can just be a piece of wool in a contrasting colour to what you’re using tied in a loop)
Cast on 59 stitches and making sure they are not twisted, join the round. There are some great YouTube tutorials on how to do this.
Round 1: Knit 1 stitch, bring the yarn to the front and then purl 1 stitch. Take the working yarn to the back of the work and knit 1 stitch; bring the working yarn to the front of the work and purl 1 stitch. Continue knitting 1 stitch, then purling 1stitch until you get back round to the beginning. You will know you are back at the beginning because you will have reached your stitch marker. Slip the marker from the left needle onto the right needle.
Round 2: With the yarn in front of the work, purl 1 stitch, take the yarn to the back of the work and knit 1 stitch. Continue knitting 1 stitch and purling 1 stitch until the end of the round.
Continue working rounds 1 and 2 until your cowl is the desired length/depth, making sure to save enough yarn to go round the circumference of the cowl 4 times to bind off with.
Bind off your work – again there are some great tutorials for this on YouTube and I will be posting one of my own at some point too.
Now you will need to use the tapestry needle to weave the the loose ends of yarn. I usually take them up the inside of the work, going underneath the purl bumps. You don’t want to go all the way through to the front of your beautiful work.
That’s it! Happy knitting!