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Fisherman's Rib Cowl Using Manos Serpentina

Fisherman's Rib Cowl Using Manos Serpentina

“Fun & festive!”

We think this is the perfect cowl to keep you snug in a storm! Fisherman’s rib is a simple, rhythmic stitch pattern. The result? A cozy fabric with unequaled warmth and volume. Soft, plump yarns are perfectly suited for this deeply textured stitch. Hooray!

We made our Fisherman’s Rib Cowl fun and festive by knitting it in Manos del Uruguay Serpentina. This aran-weight yarn has a delicate, twisted effect that mimics the paper streamers that fill the air during carnivale. The charming, hand-dyed, thick-and-thin strand has vibrant colors twirling together throughout!

Click on "The Free Pattern" tab to see the cowl pattern.

Approx. 9"/23cm depth x 26"/66cm circumference.

1 skein Manos Serpentina (142yds/129m each) or 164 yards of chunky-weight yarn. Our sample shown in Color Georgia O'keeffe.

US 10 1/2 (6.5mm) 24" circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Stitch marker.
Blunt darning needle to finish.

Approx. 11 sts = 4"/10cm in stitch pattern.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.

GLOSSARY: K = knit; K1b = knit 1 below (insert right needle from front to back into center of stitch below stitch on left needle; knit this stitch, allowing stitch on needle to drop off and making sure new stitch has caught both the stitch on the needle and the one below); P = purl; P1B = purl 1 below (insert right needle from back to front into center of stitch below stitch on left needle; purl this stitch, allowing stitch on needle to drop off and making sure new stitch has caught both the stitch on the needle and the one below); St(s) = stitch(es).

Cast on: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 72 sts. Note: To increase or decrease circumference, add or subtract sts in multiples of 2. Place marker to designate beginning of round; join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Pattern stitch:
Set-up round: *K1, P1*; repeat to end of round.

Round 1: *K1B, P1*; repeat between * * to end of round.

Round 2: *K1, P1B*; repeat between * * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until cowl measures approx 9"/23cm from cast-on edge, or desired depth, and you have enough yarn to bind off.

Tips: If you pick up your knitting and can’t remember which round you were on, look at the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle. If it is a single strand, work into that stitch (that is, K1B or P1B). If it is a double strand, work normally into the stitch on the needle (that is, K1 or P1).

Because this stitch can be tricky to fix in case of mistakes, you may wish to run a lifeline through your stitches every few inches: Thread a darning needle with a smooth strong yarn and run it through all stitches on the needle (not the marker). If you make a mistake, you can unravel to this line and slip your needle back into the stitches following the lifeline.

Bind off loosely in pattern (working each st exactly as set in pattern stitch), matching tension of cast-on edge as closely as possible. Fasten off.

Finishing: Weave in ends as invisibly as possible. Steam or wet block as desired.

COLOR: 1579 Gabriela. The color of spring! Creamy white shot through with pastel green, purple, and yellow.

COLOR: 1276 Rigoberta Menchu. Candy store. Hot pink with streaks of bright blue, neon green, dazzling orange, and a few shades of purple thrown in for good measure.

COLOR: 1666 Malala. Greyish white fades into dark charcoal, with pops of magenta, orange, and yellow.

COLOR: 1716 Frida. A piñata in a yarn! Creamy white, varying shades of pastel purple and green, and pops of bright yellow, red, and pink.

COLOR: 1442 Georgia O'Keeffe. White with the faintest hint of blue shifts through light sky all the way to rich lagoon. Streaks of purple and yellow.

COLOR: 1563 Amelia. White and pastel green with surprise spots of sky blue, navy, and spring pollen.

COLOR: 1562. Off white with streaks of dark denim blue.

COLOR: 1560 Florence Nightengale. Off white with orangey red and dark blueish grey.

COLOR: 1977 Rosalind Franklin. Variegated white, coal and graphite.

Free digital Fisherman’s Rib Cowl pattern. (Download)





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