Friday, September 17, 2010

Tiger Lily Cowl - Free Pattern!


Tiger Lily Cowl
Designed by
Christina S. Wilkins

Materials:
• Approximately 216 yards of worsted weight yarn (Malabrigo Merino in Tiger Lily shown)
• 4.5 or 5.5 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge for size desired
• Stitch makers

Size:
• Medium: After blocking, 20 inches around and 10 inches tall
• Large (shown): After blocking, 24 inches around and 11 inches tall

Gauge:
• Medium: 24 sts/4 inches, after washing
• Large (shown): 20 sts/4 inches, after washing

This generously sized cowl is knit from the top down using circular needles.

The stitch pattern is comprised of 20 stitches. There are 6 repeats of the stitch pattern in each round. It is recommended to place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round, as well as markers between each of the pattern repeats.

Instructions:
Cast on 120 stitches, join in the round, and knit for one round. Begin Tiger Lily pattern.




Round 1: k6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k5
Round 2: k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k4
Round 3: k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k3
Round 4: k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2, ssk, k2
Round 5: k1, yo, k2, ssk, k11, k2tog, k2, yo
Round 6: k2, yo, k2, ssk, k9, k2tog, k2, yo, k1
Round 7: k3, yo, k2, ssk, k7, k2tog, k2, yo, k2
Round 8: k4, yo, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k3

After completing 6 repeats of Tiger Lily pattern: purl 1 round, knit one round, purl one round, *yo, k2tog* for another round, purl one round, knit one round, purl one round, and cast-off using elastic bind-off, knit-wise method. Weave in loose ends, soak, block, and enjoy!


Notes:
• CO = cast on
• Elastic bind-off, knit-wise: Knit 2 stitches, insert left needle through the front loops of those 2 stitches while they are on the right hand needle and knit them together, *knit 1 stitch, then insert left needle through the front loops of the first 2 stitches on the right needle and knit them together* continue until desired number of stitches have been bound off
• k2tog = knit 2 stitches together as one (1 stitch is decreased)
• ssk = slip 1 stitch knit-wise, slip a second stitch knit-wise, then knit those 2 stitches together through the back loop
• st(s) = stitch(es)
• yo = yarn over


Tiger Lily Cowl is also in .pdf format and can be downloaded free from Raverly here.


Tiger Lily Cowl  09.17.2010 v.1.0  Copyright@2010 Christina S. Wilkins.  This material may not be reprinted without the permission of the author; this pattern may not be used to produce items for commercial purposes.  For reprint information or technical assistance, please contact:  ladywilkins[at]gmail[dot]com. 

4 comments:

Michele said...

Oh THANK YOU so very much for the pattern!!

I know JUST the daughter who will get this one for Christmas,,,*S*

Feisty said...

Great, Michele!

If you have some sock yarn lying about, I know this would look beautiful if you knitted two strands together!

Enjoy!

; )

Neuroknitter said...

Thank you, thank you!! This is a lovely cowl, and just in time for the rainy autumn we're having!! :)

Happy weekend!

Lolly said...

This is so pretty! It may be what I've been saving that cashmere for...