Walking Rib Cowl Using Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere
This reversible stitch pattern is akin to a K2/P2 rib, but the rhythm ‘walks’ over by one stitch every other row (or round). This creates a subtle, diagonal texture that’s easier to knit than it looks—and boy, does it look good!
Blue Sky Fibers’ Eco Cashmere—a DK-weight blend of half recycled and half virgin cashmere—creates a Walking Rib Cowl with lush, lived in softness. Nice and lofty, Eco-Cashmere knits up into a cozy fabric with lots of drape—perfect for this beautifully textured cowl.
Cowl (shown): 28"/71cm around x 9"/23cm deep.
Muffler: 6½ x 72"/17 x 183cm.
DK-WEIGHT VERSION YARN
Cowl (shown): 2 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Eco Cashmere (164 yds/150m each).
Cowl shown in 1807 Gold Rush.
Muffler: 3 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Eco Cashmere (164 yds/150m each).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Cowl: US 6 (4mm) 16-24"/40-60cm circular needle, or size to get gauge.
Muffler: US 5 (3.75mm), or size to get gauge.
1 stitch marker for cowl.
Darning needle to finish.
Cowl: 22 sts = 4"/10cm in pattern, after blocking.
Muffler: 23 sts = 4"/10cm in pattern, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
K = knit; P = purl; St(s) = stitch(es).
Digital Walking Rib Cowl & Muffler pattern (Download).
Printed Walking Rib Cowl & Muffler pattern (Requires shipping.).
COLOR: 1800 Polished Purl. Pearl white.
COLOR: 1801 Arctic Shadow. A light blend of white, grey, and sand.
COLOR: 1802 Silver Bell. Salt and pepper.
COLOR: 1803 Mineral Bath. Dark greys and browns mix for a classic tweed effect.
COLOR: 1804 Black Rose. Blend of dark charcoal and brown; the edge of a forest at night.
COLOR: 1805 Midnight Oil. Dark twilight blue.
COLOR: 1806 Crushed Coral. Dark orange, almost red.
COLOR: 1807 Gold Rush. Mustard yellow.