Walking Rib Cowl & Muffler Project
This reversible-stitch pattern is akin to a K2/P2 rib, but the rhythm 'walks' over by one stitch every other row or round for a subtle diagonal texture that's easier than it looks. The handsome muffler has tailored slip-stitch selvedges and the four-skein proportions have a nice presence on men or women. The two-skein cowl is worked on larger needles for a softer drape.
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WHAT YOU'LL NEED
PATTERN: Free Churchmouse Walking Rib Cowl & Muffler pattern (available below).
Cowl: 2 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (95 yds each). Or approx. 190 yds of an equivalent heavy worsted-weight yarn.
Muffler: 4 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (95 yds each). Or approx. 380 yds of an equivalent heavy worsted-weight yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS:
Cowl: US 8 (5mm) 24" circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. Muffler: US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge. Both: Darning needle to finish.
GAUGE (in pattern, after blocking)
Cowl: Approx. 16 st = 4". Muffler: Approx. 18 st = 4".
Free Walking Rib Cowl & Muffler pattern. (Download only.)
COLOR: 734 Mahogany. Dark chocolate brown.
COLOR: 721 Cork. Toasty tan.
COLOR: 736 Madras. Sunny yellow.
COLOR: 720 Pebble. Warm sand, with a hint of blue.
COLOR: 728 Dusty. Faded grey blue stone.
COLOR: 729 Soot. Charcoal gray.
COLOR: 741 Graphite. Navy blue.
COLOR: 732 Cherry. Dark plummy red.
COLOR: 731 Plum. Dark purple.
COLOR: 738 Dark Violet. Mid-tone purple.
COLOR: 739 Flint. Summer sky blue.
COLOR: 725 Teal. Tropical sea blue.
COLOR: 733 Glade. Grassy green.
COLOR: 740 Garden. Soft grey green.