The first completed project of the Ravellenic Games and the first project made of my handspun. This yarn came out mostly as a heavy worsted, and I wanted some cables to show it off.
The yarn goes from a mustard like color, to yellow, orange, and ends at red. and with cables that move along the looking like flickering flames we had a winner. It was a very quick knit, with only 2 rows of cables.
Casting on during the airing of the opening ceremony of the Olympics it was a very simple pattern that gave me a chance to play with my new charting software. I think this picture is also truest to the color.
For this cowl I would recommend a heavy worsted weight yarn, as the majority of my handspun hit that level. This patter is a pretty snug but still comfortable fit, so if you want something looser I would say cast on a larger multiple of 12.
Yarn – Heavy Worsted approx 110 yards 4 stitches per inch.
Size 9 (5.5mm) 24″ Circular needle or DPN’s
C6f – slip 3 to cable needle and hold to front knit 3 than knit 3 from from cable needle.
C6b – slip 3 to cable needle and hold to back knit 3 than knit 3 from from cable needle.
On size 9 (5.5mm) Needles Cast on 84 stitches. Join in the round being careful not to twist, place marker.
Row 1 purl
Row 2 – 4 knit
Row 5 *c6f, k6* repeat * to *
row 6 – 9 Knit
row 10: * K6, c6b , * repeat *to*
Repeat rows 2 – 11 seve times
Next row purl
Next round bind off loosely
Block lightly and enjoy the quick knit.
Below is the chart for the pattern if that is more your cup of tea followed by the chart’s key.
PDF available here Free Patterns