Monday, May 21, 2018

Waterways Cowl

A Free Knitting Pattern

This Pattern gained a lot of inspiration from the color itself. The colorway is called Aquatic Speckle. I wanted to explore the different ways we represent water in knitting. I really wanted the cowl to have the look of water moving through a creek or the different stages of a storm.

It took me awhile to pin point the exact design that I wanted. I actually had the design flip flopped and the cowl was half way done. I decided it needed to be the other way.
I ripped it all out. That was a rough day.
I started again and I'm so glad I did. I love how the different textures effect how the speckles lay in the cowl giving it a striking difference in the middle block.

The pattern starts with a simple eyelet pattern, that grows into the middle cable section, and then back to the eyelet pattern.

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Designer Julia Schwartz 
Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Specked color aquatic Speckle 357 yards 100g.
Needle 3,5mm/US 4 circular 24 in
Notions: Yarn Needle to weave in your ends, 1 place marker
Size: 9 in by 32 (circumference) in after blocking
Gauge: 16 k, and 28 rows after blocking equals 4 inches.
Stitches Used:
 K: knit, p: purl, yo: yarn over, RT: Right twist, LT: Left twist, k2tog: knit 2 stitches together,  pm: place marker, sm: slip marker, Left 4 st cable, right 4 st cable, B: Knit through the back loop,
Special Stitches: 

  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact

Cowl Instructions

Cast on 200 stitches
Row 1: pm, k2, p2,
Row 2-4: sm, k2, p2,
Row 5: sm,  k
Row 6: sm, {YO, k2tog, k2} repeat {to}for all 200 sts 
Row 7: sm, {B, k3} repeat {to}for all 200 sts
Row 8-9: sm, k
Row 10: sm, {k2, YO, k2tog} repeat {to}
Row 11: sm, k2, {B, k3} repeat {to}, k in last stitch
Row 12-13: sm, k
Rows 14- 37: repeat rows 6- 13 3 times
Row 38: sm, {YO, k2tog, RT, LT, k2} repeat {to} 
Row 39: sm, {B, k7}, repeat {to}
Row 40: sm, k2, {LT, RT, k4} repeat {to}, k2 in last 2 sts
Row 41: sm,  k 
Row 42: sm, {right 4 st cable, left 4 st cable} repeat {to} 24 times
Row 43-45: sm, k
Row 46: sm, {left 4 st cable , right 4 st cable}repeat {to} 24 times
Row 47-49: sm, k
Rows 50-65: Repeat rows 42-49
Rows 66- 73: repeat rows 42-46
Row 74: sm, k
Row 75: sm, {YO, k2tog, RT, LT, k2} repeat {to}
Row 76: sm, {B, k7}, repeat {to}
Row 77: sm, k2, {LT, RT, k4} repeat {to}, k2 in last 2 sts 
Row 78: sm,  k
Row 79: sm, {YO, k2tog, k2} repeat {to}for all 200 sts
Row 80: sm, {B, k3} repeat {to}for all 200 sts
Row 81-82: sm, k
Row 83: sm, {k2, YO, k2tog} repeat {to}
Row 84: sm, k2, {B, k3} repeat {to}, k in last st
Row 85-86: sm, k
Rows 87- 111: repeat rows 79- 86 3 times
Rows 112-115: sm, {k, p} repeat {to}
Cast off
Weave in your ends

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