The Nasturtium Cowl
The Nasturtium Cowl
Copyright Cashmere Treats 2018
Inspired by its namesake, the Nasturtium Cowl is a modern classic. It's feminine and graceful with subtle yet striking intricacy.
Knit up from just one skein of Silk Cashmere Cloud, this piece will quickly become a wardrobe staple.
The light and airy style can be worn in any season, effortlessly updating your look. Designed with a single twist for styling ease, the scarf slips effortlessly on your neck. If you’re searching for an alternative to bulky, cold-weather accessories, this elegant scarf was design with you in mind.
This design can be knit up in Silk Cashmere Cloud for a lighter, airier cowl (perfect for the not-so-frigid months) or in Cashmere Merino Luxe to keep you cozy all winter long. It just takes one skein of whichever one you choose.
+ 1 skein Cashmere Treats Silk Cashmere Cloud Yarn OR 1 skein of Cashmere Merino Luxe
+ US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
+ Darning Needle
+ Crochet hook (optional)
4 inches= 17 stitches and 27 rows worked in the pattern
K (knit), P (purl), tuck stitch
Approximately 19" wide x 23" circumference
This cowl is knit in stockinette stitch with a tuck stitch patterned throughout. It is knit as a rectangle, then twisted and seamed to make a mobius cowl design.
CO 83 using the long tail cast on method
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-8: Repeat rows 1 and 2
Row 9: K 3. *Drop the next stitch off your needle. Drop that stitch down 7 rows. Knit into the stitch in the 8th row down and around the 7 rows of dropped stitches. K 3. Repeat from (*) to end of round.
Row 10: P
Row 11: K
Rows 12-16: Repeat rows 10 and 11
Row 17: K 1. *Drop the next stitch off your needle. Drop that stitch down 7 rows. Knit into the stitch in the 8th row down and around the 7 rows of dropped stitches. K 3. Repeat from (*) to last 2 stitches. Drop the next stitch off your needle. Drop that stitch down 7 rows. Knit into the stitch in the 8th row down and around the 7 rows of dropped stitch- es. K1.
Repeat rows 2-17 until your piece measures approximately 23 inches long. Work in stockinette stitch for several rows until your pieces mea- sures approximately 24”, or your desired circumference. Cast off knit- wise leaving a long tail of yarn (about 3 times the width of your piece).
Lay your finished piece out flat in front of you, with the wrong side facing up and the long tail of yarn that you left after casting off closest to you. Now take the two corners of your CAST ON row and twist them 180 degrees.
Fold the cast on corners over to meet the two corners of the cast off row, making sure to leave the twist in place. Using your crochet hook, seam the cast on row with the cast off row using a slip stitch. Alternately, use your darning needle to sew the two edges together. Weave in all yarn ends using your darning needle and trim excess.
Hand wash in warm water and a small amount of gentle soap. Do not ring or twist, just swirl and squeeze gently. Allow your scarf to soak for a few minutes. Rinse in fresh water. Gently squeeze out excess water. Roll the scarf up in a clean towel and press. Block your work by laying flat and reshaping to dry. For the finishing touch, press with a warm iron.