Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pod Stitch Cowl

An exciting new stitch that makes this cowl really stand out!

• 640-154 Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Grey Marble 2 Balls
• Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles

12.5 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Pod Stitch.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Purl this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
(p1, k1, p1) in next st Purl in next st but do not remove st from needle. Take yarn to back between needles, knit the same st, but do not remove st from needle. Bring yarn to front between needles, purl the same st and remove st from needle - 2 sts increased.

Pod Stitch (multiple of 8 sts)
Rnds 1 and 2: *P5, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *K5tog, k1, M1P, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, M1P, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 4-8: *P1, k1, p5, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: *M1P, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, M1P, k1, k5tog, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 10-12: Rep Rnd 1.
Rep Rnds 1-12 for Pod Stitch.

Cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Work Rows 1-12 of Pod Stitch twice (24 rows total), then work Rows 1-10 once more - piece should measure about 10 1/2 in. (27 cm) from beg.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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