February 27, 2013
I had a lot of fun making this new cowl. I am finding myself wearing infinity cowls, more and more. I like them better than scarves, because you don’t risk having them drift off while you’re out and about running errands. Some infinity cowls use a lacey pattern, which makes the cowl perfect for wearing inside or out, long or short. This Loopy Cakes Cowl is a little smaller and knits up denser, keeping your neck warm when you’re out. The pattern is easy and the yarn (from our Loopy Ewe Solid Series) keeps it nice and stretchy. I used one Loopy Cakes set and had a bit of each color left over.
Yarn: 1 Loopy Cakes Kit (I used Chocolate and Roses, but you can make this out of any of the Loopy Cake combinations.)
Needles: 32″ US #5 (3.75 mm)
Gauge: 26 st/4″ in Linen Stitch
Figure out the color sequence you’d like to use with your 6 colors.
With your first color, cast on 323 stitches, using a stretchy cast on. (My new favorite is the German Cast On. Here’s one video on how to do it.)
Knit 8 rows in the Linen Stitch pattern with your first color. Change to second color and knit 8 rows with second color in the same pattern.
Continue knitting 8 rows of Linen Stitch with each subsequent color.
When you have gone through all 6 colors once, start over with the first color and work through this same pattern again with each of your colors, for a total of 12 stripes (2 stripes of each color).
Linen Stitch Pattern
Row 1: K 1, Sl1 with yarn forward
Row 2: Sl1 with yarn forward, K1
(You’ll be slipping as if to purl.)
Approx. finished size: 6″ wide, 50″ around.
Be sure to share photos if you make one for yourself. I think it would be beautiful in several different sets. This pattern also works well for leftover yarn bits worked in a mish mash of colors instead of the stripes.