Reixa




This pattern is available on Ravelry.

The design for this cowl came about through my fascination with the way that such a simple stitch pattern could automatically create a diagonal bias. Instead of each row sitting on top of the other, they veer off to the side, giving lines over which the eye is drawn. Adding bands of color seemed the natural choice to enhance the stitch pattern. I love the combination of the grid-like geometric texture with these soft, feminine hues.

The cowl is knitted lengthways and the stitch pattern naturally veers diagonally, creating the diagonal stripes of colour. The cast-on and cast-off edges are at an angle, forming two tessellating wedges. The angled edges are grafted together when knitting is complete.

Finished measurements
76” 198 cm in circumference and 9” 23 cm deep, after blocking

Yarn
Chickadee by Quince & Co.
(100% American Wool; 181yd 166m/50g)
• 2 skeins Chanterelle 118 (MC)
• 1 skein Bird’s Egg 106 (CC)

Needles
• One pair in size US 10 6 mm or size to obtain gauge

Notions
• Tapestry needle
• Waste yarn

Gauge
16 sts and 21 rows = 4” 10 cm in grid pattern, after blocking.
Note: Until blocked, the stitch pattern will contract, gradually altering the working gauge.
Gauge is not vital for this project as there are no issues with fit and the piece will be blocked out to the desired measurements.

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