Retreat Cowl Loom Along June - Week 4

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.


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.


Part 3: Repeat Seagrass, Diamond Lace, Ribbing and Bind Off (Rnds. 38-50)


Seagrass Stitch pattern

Rnd 38: *BO 1, EWYO. Rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 39: K all.

Rnds 40-43: Rep Rnds 38-39 twice.


Diamond Lace Stitch pattern

Rnd 44: *Sl, EK, EK previous slipped stitch and knit over both. Rep from * until working yarn is coming from last peg and Peg 1 has been worked 1 more time.

Rnds 45-46: Rep Rnd 44 twice. 


1x1 Ribbing pattern

Rnd 47: *K1, P1. Rep from * to end of round

Rnd 48-50: Repeat Rnd 47 three times. 


Bind off in pattern.




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.


Part 3: Repeat Seagrass, Diamond Lace, Ribbing and Bind Off (Rnds. 27-36)


Seagrass Stitch pattern

Rnd 27: *BO 1, EWYO. Rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 28: K all.

Rnds 29-30: Rep Rnds 27-28 once more.


Diamond Lace Stitch pattern

Rnd 31: *Sl, EK, EK previous slipped stitch and knit over both. Rep from * until working yarn is coming from last peg and Peg 1 has been worked 1 more time.

Rnd 32: Rep Rnd 31 once more. 


1x1 Ribbing pattern

Rnd 33: *K1, P1. Rep from * to end of round

Rnd 34-36: Repeat Rnd 33 three times. 


Bind off in pattern.


Retreat Cowl Clockwise Loom Knitting Video Tutorial 

Retreat Cowl Counterclockwise Loom Knitting Video Tutorial 

We Finished!  

Thank you so much Kristen at Goodknit Kissesand her team for leading our Knit-A-Long this month!  Make sure to follow The Goodknit Kisses blog and subscribe to the YouTube Channel for more great loom projects! 

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