Retreat Cowl Loom Along June - Week 3

Show off what you can do on knitting loom with the new Retreat Cowl Loom Along. This stunning pattern designed by Kristen Mangus of GoodKnit Kisses combines a variety of stitch patterns into a versatile cowl. Join us as we work through the pattern over the next few weeks.


The all new Retreat Cowl begins with a simple 1x1 ribbing. Then it transitions into the Diamond Lace Stitch and the Seagrass Stitch. The center of the cowl is what makes this pattern stand out from the crowd. The Indian Cross Stitch is made up of elongated drop stitch cables separated by garter ridges. The offset repeats give the illusion of rolling waves between the crossed stitches for an eye-catching design.


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This intermediate level pattern is designed to work in two knitting loom gauges. The Skinny Retreat Cowl is loom knit on a ⅜” small gauge loom while the Chunky Retreat Cowl works on a ⅝” large gauge knitting loom. So whether you like the lightweight lacy version in small gauge or a bold, chunky cowl in large gauge this pattern has you covered.  


And since we all love patterns that accommodate multiple sizes this pattern comes in sizes Small, Medium and Large. Small is a snug neck warmer size while the Large has a long drape similar to an infinity scarf and the Medium is right in between. If you have a loom with enough pegs to make it even longer you can increase the cast on in increments of 24 stitches.


The loom knit Retreat Cowl pattern contains written instructions, links to fully-captioned tutorial videos and knitting charts for both gauges.


Join us over the next 4 weeks while we work through the pattern.


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June 12: Pattern Overview and Supplies

June 19: Part 1 - Cast on, Ribbing and Diamond Lace Stitch

June 26: Part 2 - Seagrass Stitch and Indian Cross Stitch

July 3: Part 3 - Repeat the stitch patterns you already learned and finish your cowl.


Retreat Cowl

By Kristen Mangus


Pattern contains written instructions, links to fully-captioned tutorial videos and knitting charts for both sizes.


MATERIALS


Yarn 

Skinny: Medium (#4) weight yarn - 1 (2, 2) balls of

Mary Maxim Starlette (100 g / 3.5 oz., 165 m / 180 yds.) used in multicolor sample. (See info below for specific yardage and colors.)


Chunky: Bulky (#5) or Super Bulky (#6) weight yarn - 3 (4, 5 balls) of

Mary Maxim Starlette Chunky (100 g / 3.5 oz., 55 m / 60 yds.) in color Teal used in sample.


For the multicolored Skinny Retreat Cowl in Starlette the following yarn colors and approximate amounts were used:


Lime - 94 yds

Amethyst - 33 yds

Hot Pink - 20 yds

Light Azure - 17 yds



Skinny Retreat Cowl Pattern Instructions

NOTE: Instructions are written for single color cowl.  Color changes for the cowl pictured above are listed below the chart.


Seagrass Stitch pattern

Rnd 8: *BO 1, EWYO rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: K all.

Rnds 10-13: Rep Rnds 8-9 twice.


Rnd 14: P all.

Rnd 15: K all.

Rnd 16: P all.



Indian Cross Stitch Pattern

*STEP 1 - Set-up Drop stitches

Rnd 17: *EK 1, then wrap same peg 3 times. Rep from * to last peg. EK 1. You do not need to wrap the last peg 3 times.


STEP 2 - Cross (drop) stitches [NOTE: Be sure to hold your working yarn to back of the loom at end of round before crossing.]


1. Unwrap and drop first 12-18 sts and 3-6 sts from end of round. Pull down drop stitches by tugging on knitting to guide the drop stitches to hang evenly. Do not pull down all drop stitch as they will be too loose and can fall off the loom.

2. Right cross 3 under 3 all the way around the loom as follows. The right 3 stitches are picked up with a cable needle or fingers and held back. Move the left 3 stitches to the right 3 empty pegs. Place stitches from cable needle to empty pegs on the left.

3. Repeat 1-2 until all sts are crossed. 


Rnd 18: P all. (These are the stitches you just crossed and they will be loose.)

Rnd 19: K all. 

Rnd 20: P all.


Rnds 21-24: Rep Rnds 17-20 for Indian Cross Stitch pattern but begin Rnd 21 on Peg 4.  You will cross the first 3 skipped stitches when you get to the end of the round.  This repeat of the stitch pattern is staggered from the round above.


Rnds 25-28: Rep Rnds 17-20 (begin on Peg 1)

Rnds 29-32: Rep Rnds 21-24 (begin on Peg 4)

Rnds 33-36: Rep Rnds 17-20 (begin on Peg 1)


Rnd 37: K all.




Chunky Retreat Cowl Pattern Instructions

NOTE: Instructions are written for single color cowl.  Color changes for the cowl pictured above are listed below the chart.


Seagrass Stitch pattern

Rnd 7: *BO 1, EWYO rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: K all.
Rnds 9-10: Rep Rnds 7-8 once more.

Rnd 11: P all.
Rnd 12: K all.
Rnd 13: P all.

Indian Cross Stitch pattern
*STEP 1 - Set-up Drop stitches
Rnd 14: *EK 1, then wrap same peg 3 times. Rep from * to last peg. EK 1. You do not need to wrap the last peg 3 times.

STEP 2 - Cross (drop) stitches [NOTE: Be sure to hold your working yarn to back of the loom at end of round before crossing.]

1. Unwrap and drop first 12-18 sts and 3-6 sts from end of round. Pull down drop stitches by tugging on knitting to guide the drop stitches to hang evenly. Do not pull down all drop stitch as they will too loose and can fall off the loom.
2. Right cross 3 under 3 all the way around the loom as follows. The right 3 stitches are picked up with a cable needle or fingers and held back. Move the left 3 stitches to the right 3 empty pegs. Place stitches from cable needle to empty pegs on the left.
3. Repeat 1-2 until all sts are crossed.

Rnd 15: P all. (These are the stitches you just crossed and they will be loose.)
Rnd 16: K all.
Rnd 17: P all.

Rnds 18-21: Rep Rnds 14-17 for Indian Cross Stitch pattern but begin Rnd 21 on Peg 4. You will cross the first 3 skipped stitches when you get to the end of the round. This repeat of the stitch pattern is staggered from the round above.

Rnds 22-25: Rep Rnds 14-17 (begin on Peg 1)

Rnd 26: K all.


Retreat Cowl Clockwise Loom Knitting Video Tutorial 

Retreat Cowl Counterclockwise Loom Knitting Video Tutorial 


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