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This striped, mesh-like cowl (infinity scarf) features a simple, easy-to-memorize stitch pattern. Alternating sets of “k2tog, yo” and “yo, ssk” worked over alternating stockinette and garter stitch sections create a wavy, chevron-y fabric, and an interesting play of colors and texture.

The cowl is knit in the round, starting with a single garter ridge followed by several rows knit in pattern, and finally another garter ridge before the bind off. If you’d like a more prominent garter stitch border you could work 4 or 6 garter stitch rows after the CO and before the BO.

Yarn – The pattern lends itself nicely to all kinds of yarn and color combinations (solid + solid / solid + variegated / semi solid + variegated, etc). For the sample shown in the photos, I used approximately 450 yards of yarn – about 230 yards of a painted, two-color sport weight yarn (Henry’s Attic Superwash Sport Paints) as the main color, and 220 yards of a solid fingering weight yarn (Cascade Heritage Sock Solids) as the contrast color.

Finished Dimensions

68” circumference x 8” depth

Needles

US size 6 or 4mm needles (40” or 32” length)

Notions

  • Stitch markers
  • Blocking pins and wires

Gauge

15.6 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches (measured over pattern stitch after blocking)

Abbreviations

  • CO – Cast On
  • MC – main color
  • CC – contrast color
  • sts – stitches
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • YO – yarn over
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together
  • sts – stitches

Instructions to knit the cowl

Cast on 266 stitches loosely, using the Main Color (MC).

You could cast on a different number of stitches depending on the size you want. Just make sure the number you’re casting on is a multiple of 14 and that you cast on loosely.

Join to knit in the round, taking care not to twist your stitches. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.

  • Knit one row
  • purl one row

1 garter ridge done. If you want a more prominent beginning border, work the two rows above 2 more times (4 more rows). Otherwise, skip to next step.

You will now start working in the main striped-lace stitch pattern. The following four rows make up the pattern stitch (worked over a multiple of 14 stitches).

Optional: Place a marker after every repeat if you’d like to. You’ll have to use 19 markers including the beginning-of-round marker, but it makes knitting the cowl easier and minimizes mistakes.

Switch to CC –

Row 1 – *K8, (yo, ssk) 3 times*, rpt from * to * till end of round
Row 2 – *p7, k7*, rpt from * to * till end of round.

Switch to MC –

Row 3 – *(k2tog, yo) 3 times, k8*, rpt from * to * till end of round.
Row 4 – *k7, p7*, rpt from * to * till end of round.

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Repeat rows 1-4 (rows 1 and 2 in CC and rows 3 and 4 in MC) thirteen more times (total 14 repeats) or till the cowl is about half an inch shorter than the desired width. Slip markers as you go (if using).

Then knit rows 1 and 2 once more (in CC).

To end:

Switch to MC –

  • Purl one row
  • Knit one row

If you worked 4 extra rows for the beginning border, then work the two rows above 2 more times (4 more rows). Otherwise, skip to next step.

Loosely bind off all stitches knitwise.

Wet block to desired measurements; weave in ends.

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Chaukor The Second

 

Chaukor The Second was inspired by the original Chaukor (available here – https://swatchophile.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/chaukor/). The two shawls are similar in aesthetic, but this second version is simpler.

The pattern includes written instructions for three sizes – a large stole version, a medium-sized stole version and a small scarf version.

The accompanying pictures show the largest version of the shawl.

Finished Dimensions – 19” width x 72” length (Large) / 14” width x 68” length (Medium) / 11” width x 60” length (Small)

Gauge – 21 sts and 27 rows = 4 inches in lace stitch after blocking

Yarn – Cascade Heritage Sock (I used the Camel colorway) or any fingering weight yarn that blocks well.

You will need approximately 1000 yards for the large size, 720 yards for the medium size and 500 yards for the small size.

Needles – US size 6 or 4mm needles

Notions – Blocking pins and wires

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • CO – Cast On
  • YO – yarn over
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • sts – stitches

Lace Grid Stitch Pattern

(The square brackets contain repeatable sets of stitches)

  • Rows 1, 3 and 5 (RS) – K6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; [k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk] to the last 6 sts; k6
  • Rows 2, 4 and 6 (WS) – k3, p3, k5; [p2, k5] to the last 6 sts; p3, k3
  • Rows 7 and 11 (RS) – knit all sts
  • Rows 8 and 10 (WS)– k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
  • Row 9 (RS) – k3; [k2tog, yo] to last 4 sts; k4
  • Row 12 (WS) – knit all sts

Instructions for knitting:

CO 101 (Large) / 73 (Medium) / 59 (Small) sts loosely, using the long-tail method.

Knit 4 rows

Now start working in the Lace Grid stitch pattern. Knit rows 1 to 12 of the pattern 39 / 37 / 32 times. Then knit rows 1 to 5 one more time, ending with a right side row (row 5 is a RS row).

Knit 4 rows

Loosely bind off all stitches knitwise (you will be binding off on a WS row).

Wet block the shawl to desired measurements. Weave in ends.