Yesterday I told you all about the Bijou Spun Himalayan Trail yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch. Today I have a pattern that is perfect for the yarn. It's the Buckhorn Cowl!
Buckhorn Cowl by Jen Lucas
200 (400) yards of sport weight yarn
US Size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 24 (32)" cable, or size required for gauge
1 stitch marker
20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st
Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of cowl.
Circumference: 25 (50)” slightly stretched; Length: 9”
The pattern is written for the small cowl with the instructions for the larger infinity scarf size written in parentheses ( ), where necessary. If no parentheses are used, the instructions are the same for all sizes.
If you would like to adjust the circumference of the cowl, just make sure you have a multiple of 9 sts on the needle. Remember, adjusting the stitch count will affect the amount of yarn needed!
Cowl ends with two rounds of purl. It may roll a bit. If you don't want this look, you could work a few rounds of garter stitch (Rnd 1: knit; Rnd 2: purl) to desired length instead.
Small cowl size shown. Yarn used for cowl shown: Bijou Spun by Bijou Basin Ranch Himalayan Trail, 75% Yak, 25% Merino; (200 yards/56 g), in color Natural Brown (1 skein)
BO - bind off
CO - cast on
k - knit
k2tog - knit two stitches together (1 st decreased)
kwise - knitwise
patt - pattern
rep - repeat
rnd(s) - round(s)
ssk - slip a stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip a second stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip both stitches back to left needle and knit together through the back loops (1 st decreased)
St – stockinette
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarnover
CO 126 (252) sts. Join rnd, being careful not to twist. Place marker to mark start of rnd. Work Chart 3 times (36 rnds total). Purl 2 rnds. Work in St st (knit every rnd) until piece measures 8.5” from CO edge. Purl 2 rnds. BO loosely kwise. Block piece to dimensions given at the beginning of patt. With tapestry needle, weave in ends.
Written Instructions for Chart
Rnds 1 - 2: purl all sts.
Rnd 3: *ssk, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: knit all sts.
Rnd 5: *ssk, (k1, yo) twice, k3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: knit all sts.
Rnd 7: *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: knit all sts.
Rnd 9: *ssk, k3, (yo, k1) twice, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 10: knit all sts.
Rnd 11: *ssk, k4, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 12: knit all sts.
Rep rnds 1-12 for patt.
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