Alicorn Cowl, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a softly cabled cashmere cowl.
This super soft cashmere cowl can be knit in two sizes – a smaller version for those that like a simple cowl, and a double version for those that like to loop their cowl or have more versatility when wearing it.
An alicorn is another word for a unicorn’s horn, and the gentle swirl of stitches on the cowl mimics the appearance of a spiral horn. A luxurious cashmere cowl that has swirls like a unicorn’s horn... what could be more magical than that?
model: Mercy Ovuworie, Julie Crawford
photos: Jess Heath
Circumference: 25 inches/ 64 cm
Depth: 14 inches/ 36 cm
June Cashmere [100% Kyrgyz cashmere yarn; 308yd per 50g skein]; color: Silver Bell; 1 skeins
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, for small 24 inch/60cm length ; for large 24-40 inch/60-100cm length
1 stitch marker
30 sts/40 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch.
26 sts/36 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern stitch after blocking.
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Use the sewn bind off for a flexible edge.
Using your favourite stretchy method, CO 208 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Ribbing round: [K2, p2] around.
Small size only: M1, [k2, p2] 26 times, m1, [k2, p2] to end of round. 210 sts.Work ribbing as set for 1 inch.
Next round, establish chart: Work chart 14 times around.
Work as set until you have completed 9 full repeats of the chart.
Small size only: ([K2, p2] 25 times, k2, p1, p2tog) twice. 208 sts.
Work ribbing as per lower edge for 1 inch.
Bind off using the sewn or other stretchy method.
Block and weave in ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Julie Crawford is a writer, knitter, and designer.
You can find her on the web.
Pattern & images © 2017 Julie Crawford.