Knitted Zigzag Ribbon Stitch Cowl

Create a stylish cowl using the intricate Knitted Zigzag Ribbon Stitch pattern. This unique stitch adds texture and visual interest to your project, making it a standout piece in your winter wardrobe. The zigzag design gives the cowl a modern and trendy look, perfect for pairing with your favorite coat or sweater. Handcrafted with care, this cowl is not only fashionable but also cozy and warm. The ribbed texture of the Knitted Zigzag Ribbon Stitch provides extra insulation against the cold, keeping you comfortable on chilly days. Whether you're heading out for a walk in the park or meeting friends for coffee, this cowl will keep you looking chic and feeling snug all season long.

Yarn: Schachenmayr smc Cotton Bamboo Batik (50% Cotton, 50% Bamboo; 131 yards [120 meters]/50 grams); #95 - one to two skeins (I got by with one)

Needles: Size 6 straight needles

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches on size 4 needles

So let's get started! We're going to begin this piece with a provisional cast-on, instructions for which you can find here. So, using this technique, cast on 20 stitches. Then, knit the following set-up rows:

Set-up Row 1 (right side): knit

Set-up Row 2: purl

And once that's done, we're going to work the following row until the piece measures about 8" long and you've just finished a wrong-side row. So here's how you'll proceed:

Neck Row: k1, * yo, ssk; rep from *, end k1
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and goes as follows:

Row 1 and all wrong side rows: purl

Row 2: * l1, k2, ssk, k5 *

Row 4: k1, * l1, k2, ssk, k5 *; end last repeat k4

Row 6: k2, * l1, k2, ssk, k5 *; end last repeat k3

Row 8: k3, * l1, k2, ssk, k5 *; end last repeat k2

Row 10: k4, * l1, k2, ssk, k5 *; end last repeat k1

Row 12: * k5, l1, k2, ssk *

Row 14: * k5, k2tog, k2, bli *

Row 16: k4, * k2tog, k2, bli, k5 *; end last repeat k1

Row 18: k3, * k2tog, k2, bli, k5 *; end last repeat k2

Row 20: k2, * k2tog, k2, bli, k5 *; end last repeat k3

Knit rows 1 - 20 five times, and then knit row 1 again. Then, we'll do a couple more transition rows. Like so:

Transition Row 1: * k1, k2tog* (40 stitches)

Transition Rows 2 & 4: purl

Transition Row 3: * k2tog* (20 stitches)

Knit rows 1 - 4 and then transfer live stitches to a scrap of yarn (we're going to graft our provisional cast on stitches and these guys later). Block. Once your piece is blocked, transfer each set of live stitches to a size 6 needle and then, using the Kitchener stitch, graft together. Tuck in ends.

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