rib random cowl

introducing the rib random cowl

Cowl 25 - Random Ribs

This is the twenty fifth cowl I’ve logged into Ravelry (Project Page). It is a one skein project using Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere in, what a shocker, Charcoal Grey.

Using 5.5mm needles, I cast on 79 stitches, Just because I like the number and used a random number generator set between 1 and 5 to determine the knits and purls to make up random part of the ribs. The ribs are whatever it came up with, there are every combination from balanced k1p1 ribs, to k5p3, and quite a bit of k1p5 or k5p1. Endless possibility.
eta, because I neglected to write this bit up on the first go: about halfway through I increased on stitched approximately every 10 stitches for 8 increases total. I tried to fit this into the purl parts of the ribs doing a kfb at the last k part of the rib section when possible. I then knit until I ran out of yarn.

I’ll try to get a human modeled shot soon. It came out much larger than I initially expected and I am very pleased with how it came out. I have yet to give it the Penny Superwash Test, and will report back once I try to abuse it.

Which colour(s) would you purchase this cowl in to wear this cool weather season?

Yes, I am getting closer to setting up my shop, some necessary paperwork was mailed out today. I find this much scarier than setting up my other business, even though the risk is significantly less.

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3 Replies to “rib random cowl”

  1. Saffron, or maybe green tea. I couldn’t wear the saffron with my camel hair coat, but now that I’m not working it only comes out on Shabbat when it’s too cold for my fall/spring jacket, not cold enough for my down coat, AND I’m wearing brown shoes/boots (because I also have a dressy charcoal coat). So I guess saffron, if I picked only one, but the green would be lovely too. *sigh*

  2. Slate, wine, sangria… It’s a lovely cowl!

  3. Orange! I’m all about juicy (not browned-out) orange. Or black. Black, as we all know, is the universal color!

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