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Scrivadelly

Scrivadelly, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a brioche rib and cable cowl-scarf.

INTRODUCTION

Scrivadelly

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The word "scrivadelly" appears in a picture book called Du Iz Tak?, which is written entirely in a made-up language. Scrivadelly seems to mean beautiful, and I find this cowl very beautiful. Like the story, it's organic and kind of earthy and swoops around back to the start. Like the made-up language, it's evocative and somehow makes sense despite itself.

Construction starts at the front, with a leaf pattern widening out before partly transitioning to plain brioche ribbing. Irregularly placed increases and decreases keep the pattern angling left as it gradually narrows, travelling around the back of the neck and finally being seamed to the top of the starting tail. The finished item sits snug against your neck and chest but spreads over the shoulders; it can be worn under a coat as a dickie, spread out elegantly or bunched up for a more casual cowl.

I've combined two irresistible, glowing yarns in this: a hand-dyed merino single, and a fine mohair/silk lace-weight, which not only adds halo and warmth but also keeps that twisty singles behaving nicely (singles are not ideal for brioche). It must be said that working brioche in double-stranded yarn is a pain. You could make your life easier by choosing a single yarn instead, about a worsted weight. But this way is really so scrivadelly.

spacer model: Robynn Weldon

spacer photos: Armin Rüede

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SIZE

One

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference at neck: 19 inches/48cm
Depth at longest point: 15 inches/38cm

MATERIALS

Yarn

BC (two yarns held together):
spacer Ripples Crafts Burras [100% merino; 400yd/366m per 100g skein]; color: Damson; 1 skein.
spacer Ito Sensai [60% mohair, 40% silk; 262yd/240m per 20g ball]; color: Prune; 1 ball.

FC (two yarns held together):
spacer Ripples Crafts Burras [100% merino; 400yd/366m per 100g skein]; color: Copper Beech; 1 skein.
spacer Ito Sensai [60% mohair, 40% silk; 262yd/240m per 20g ball]; color: Coke; 1 ball.

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below – every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer US #8/5mm circular needle, any length.

Notions
spacer stitch markers (ideally five different colors)
spacer 2 removable stitch markers
spacer yarn needle

GAUGE

21 sts/30 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch, worked with both yarns held together
18 sts/34 rows = 4 inches/10cm in brioche rib, worked with both yarns held together
Note: Gauge is always taken after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

When instructed to cast on at the end of a row, you can either use backwards loop cast-on or turn the work and work a cable cast-on.

Stitch marker naming
When following the text instructions, some markers are named (i.e. Rib increase marker, Rib decrease marker, Motif marker) and some given generic identifiers (i.e. increase/decrease markers). The generic markers are just there to indicate where shaping stitches should be worked; the named markers define pattern areas, and correlate with markers shown on the charts. It may be helpful to use a different color for each kind of marker.
Note:
not every marker is mentioned in every row; always slip markers as they occur until you get to the next specific instruction.

Return to start: Slip sts back to the start of the needle so you can work across again with the second yarn.

Special abbreviations
sl: Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn at WS.
k5-in-1: (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) into the same stitch. 4 sts increased.

sl1yo:
On odd-numbered FC rows and even-numbered BC rows: Bring the yarn to the front, slip the next st purlwise; and then drape the yarn over the right-hand needle as you knit the following stitch.
On even-numbered FC rows and odd-numbered BC rows: With the yarn in the front, slip the next st purlwise, take the yarn over the right-hand needle and all the way to the front again, ready to work the following (purl) stitch.

brk: Knit the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover.
brp: Purl t the stitch together with its accompanying yarnover.

brp3-in-1: (brp, yo, brp) all into next stitch. 2 sts increased.
brp3tog: Purl the next 3 stitches and accompanying yarnovers together. 2 sts decreased.

brk5-in-1: (brk, yo, brk, yo, brk) all into next stitch. 4 sts increased.

brLsl dec: left-slanting 2-st decrease: slip next st and its yarnover knitwise, knit next 2 sts and accompanying yarnover together, pass slipped stitch and yarnover over. 2 sts decreased.

brRsl dec: right-slanting 2-st decrease: slip next st and its yarnover knitwise, knit next st, pass slipped stitch and yarnover over, return to left-hand needle. Knit this together with the following stitch and its yarnover. 2 sts decreased.

brk-s4p: slip next st and its yarnover knitwise, slip next st knitwise, knit next 3 sts and accompanying yarnovers together, pass slipped stitch and its yarnover over stitch just worked. 3 sts decreased.

CHARTS

Note: For each pattern, work from written or charted instructions as you prefer. See Directions section below for instructions on how these charts are to be worked.

Download all charts here: Starting Tail | Setup + Body Pattern 1 | Setup + Body Pattern 2 | Ending Tail

Starting Tail
Row BC setup: K3. Return to start.
Row FC setup: Sl 1, p1, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 1 (RS): K1, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 1 (RS): Sl 1, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn. 7 sts
Row BC 2 (WS): K1, (sl1yo, k1) to end. Return to start.
Row FC 2 (WS): Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, sl1yo, brp, sl1yo, place increase marker, brp, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 3: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 1 st before marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 4 sts increased
Row BC 4: K1, (sl1yo, brk) to marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace marker, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 4: Repeat Row FC 2.

Row BC 5: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Rows FC 5–FC 6: Repeat Rows FC 3–FC 4.
Rows BC 7–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 once more. 19 sts

Row BC 9: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start. 21 sts
Row FC 9: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 1 st before marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn. 25 sts
Row BC 10: K3, (sl1yo, brk) to marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start. 27 sts
Row FC 10: Sl 3, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn.

Row BC 11: K3, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3. Return to start.
Row FC 11: Sl 1, k5-in-1, place increase marker, sl1yo, place decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, k5-in-1, sl 1. Turn. 31 sts
Row BC 12: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice. Return to start.
Row FC 12: Repeat Row FC 2.

Row BC 13: Repeat Row BC 3.
Row FC 13: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 4 sts increased
Row BC 14: K1, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, repeat from * once more, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 14: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 15–FC 18: Repeat Rows BC 13–FC 14 twice more.

Row BC 19: Repeat Row BC 9. 45 sts
Row FC 19: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brk-s4p, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn. 49 sts
Row BC 20: K3, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, repeat from * once more, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start. 51 sts
Row FC 20: Repeat Row FC 10.

Row BC 21: Repeat Row BC 11.
Row FC 21: Sl 1, k5-in-1, place increase marker, sl1yo, place decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 4 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, remove marker, brk5-in-1, slip new increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, place decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, k5-in-1, sl 1. Turn. 55 sts
Row BC 22: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, *sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, repeat from *, (sl1yo, k1) twice. Return to start.
Row FC 22: Repeat Row FC 2.

Row BC 23: Repeat Row BC 3.
Row FC 23: Sl 1, *(brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, repeat from * once more, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 59 sts
Row BC 24: K1, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, repeat from * twice more, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 24: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 25–FC 28: Repeat Rows BC 23–FC 24 twice more.

Row BC 29: Repeat Row BC 9. 69 sts
Row FC 29: Sl 1, *(brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brk-s4p, sl1yo, repeat from * once more, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn. 73 sts
Row BC 30: K3, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, repeat from * twice more, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1.Return to start.
Row FC 30: Sl 3, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Place a removable stitch marker in this last stitch. Turn.

Body Pattern 1 Setup
Row BC 1: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before decrease marker, place decrease marker, brp3-in-1, remove marker, sl1yo, remove decrease marker, brp3-in-1, place decrease marker, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3. Return to start. 77 sts
Row FC 1: Sl 1, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, brk, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 4 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, remove marker, brk5-in-1, slip new increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, place decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn. 73 sts
Row BC 2: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 2: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before next decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start. 4 sts increased
Row FC 3: Sl 1, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before decrease marker, k1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 4 sts decreased
Row BC 4: K1, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, repeat from *, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 4: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 5–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 twice more.

Row BC 9: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start. 6 sts increased
Row FC 9: Sl 1, brk-s4p, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before decrease marker, k1, sl1yo, remove marker, brk-s4p, remove marker, sl1yo, replace decrease marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st before decrease marker, place decrease, sl1yo, remove marker, brk-s4p, slip new increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, place decrease marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn. 75 sts
Row BC 10: K3, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, repeat from * once more, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 10: Sl 3, (brp, sl1yo) to last 2 sts, brp, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 11: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3.Return to start. 73 sts
Row FC 11: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 12: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 12: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 13: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 13: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before decrease marker, k1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 14: K1, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, repeat from * once more, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 14: Repeat Row FC 12.

Rows BC 15–FC 18: Repeat Rows BC 13–FC 14 twice more.

Row BC 19: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start.
Row FC 19: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, slip new Rib increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), brk-s4p, remove marker, sl1yo, place Motif marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st before decrease marker, place decrease marker, sl1yo, remove marker, brk-s4p, slip new increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, place decrease marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn.
Row BC 20: K3, *(sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, repeat from * once more, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 20: Sl 3, (brp, sl1yo) to last 2 sts, brp, sl 1. Turn.

Body Pattern 1
Row BC 1: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3. Return to start. 2 sts decreased
Row FC 1: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 2: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 2: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before Rib increase marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 3: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before Rib increase marker, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 4: K1, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 4: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 5–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 twice more.

Row BC 9: K1, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start.
Row FC 9: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, remove marker, brk-s4p, remove marker, sl1yo, replace Motif marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st before decrease marker, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk-s4p, slip new increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, place decrease marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn.
Row BC 10: K3, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, (sl1yo, brk) to next increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. Row FC 10: Sl 3, (brp, sl1yo) to last 2 sts, brp, sl 1. Turn.

Body Pattern 2 setup
Row BC 1: K1, (sl1yo, brp) to Rib increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, remove increase marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3. Return to start. 69 sts
Row FC 1: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, brk, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn. 65 sts
Row BC 2: K1, sl1yo, k1, place marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 2: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, (sl1yo, brp) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start. 69 sts
Row FC 3: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before marker, k1, sl1yo, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 65 sts
Row BC 4: K1, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 4: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 5–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 twice more.

Row BC 9: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start. 71 sts
Row FC 9: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, remove marker, brk-s4p, slip new Rib decrease marker (if using different colored markers, change now), sl1yo, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before marker, k1, sl1yo, slip new Rib increase marker (if using different colored markers, change now), brk-s4p, remove decrease marker, sl1yo, place new Motif marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn. 67 sts
Row BC 10: K3, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 10: Sl 3, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Body Pattern 2
Row BC 1: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, k3. Return to start. 2 sts decreased
Row FC 1: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk5-in-1, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 2: K1, sl1yo, k1, place increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 2: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before Rib increase marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 3: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before Rib increase marker, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Row BC 4: K1, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, replace increase marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 4: Repeat Row FC 2.

Rows BC 5–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 twice more.

Row BC 9: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1, cast on 2. Return to start.
Row FC 9: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, remove marker, brk-s4p, sl1yo, replace Motif marker, (brk, sl1yo) to last st before increase marker, brk5-in-1, (sl1yo, brk) to last 3 sts, sl 3. Turn.
Row BC 10: K3, (sl1yo, brk) to increase marker, remove marker, (sl1yo, k1) twice, (sl1yo, brk) to last 2 sts, sl1yo, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 10: Sl 3, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Ending Tail
Row BC 1: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Place a removable stitch marker in this last stitch. Return to start. 61 sts
Row FC 1: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last 6 sts, brRsl dec, place decrease marker, sl1yo, brk, sl 1. Turn. 57 sts
Row BC 2 and all following WS BC rows: K1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start.
Row FC 2 and all following WS FC rows: Sl 1, brp, (sl1yo, brp) to last st, sl 1. Turn.

Row BC 3: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st before Rib increase marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to decrease marker, brp3-in-1, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. 2 sts increased
Row FC 3: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before Rib increase marker, k1, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, brLsl dec, sl1yo, (brk, sl1yo) to 3 sts before decrease marker, brRsl dec, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 4 sts decreased
Rows BC 5–FC 8: Repeat Rows BC 3–FC 4 twice more. 51 sts.

Row BC 9: Repeat Row BC 3. 53 sts
Row FC 9: Sl 1, (brk, sl1yo) to 2 sts before Rib increase marker, k1, sl1yo, remove marker, (brk, sl1yo) to Motif marker, remove marker, brk-s4p, remove marker, sl1yo, k1, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn. 49 sts
Row BC 11: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to Rib decrease marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last st, k1. Return to start. 2 sts decreased
Row FC 11 and all following RS FC rows: Sl 1, brk, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1. Turn.
Rows BC 13–FC 24: Repeat Rows BC 11–FC 12 six more times. 35 sts

Row BC 25: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 7 sts, brp3tog, sl1yo, brp, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. 31 sts
Row BC 27: Repeat Row BC 25. 27 sts
Row BC 29: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, brp3tog, sl1yo, brp, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. 23 sts
Row BC 31: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, brp, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. 21 sts
Row BC 33: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to marker, brp3tog, sl1yo, k1. Return to start. 19 sts
Row BC 35: K1, sl1yo, (brp, sl1yo) to last 3 sts, brp3tog. Return to start. 17 sts
Row FC 35: Sl 1, brk, (sl1yo, brk) to last st, sl 1.
Return to start. WS row is not worked, stop here.

DIRECTIONS


Using BC, CO 3 sts.
Note that BC and FC always refer to the two recommended yarns held together.

Work Starting Tail Pattern
Work Rows BC 1–FC 30 once.

Work Body Pattern 1 Setup
Work Rows BC 1–FC 20 once.

Work Body Pattern 1
Work Rows BC 1–FC 10 four times in total. After each repeat of Body Pattern 1, there will be 4 stitches fewer before the Rib increase marker, 2 more between that and the Motif marker, and 2 fewer stitches in total. After the final repeat, there are only 5 stitches before the Rib increase marker, 8 between that and the Motif marker, and 65 stitches altogether on the needle.

Work Body Pattern 2 Setup
Work Rows BC 1–FC 10 once.

Work Body Pattern 2
Work Rows BC 1–FC 10 twice. After the second repeat, there are 6 sts between the Rib increase and Motif markers, and 63 stitches altogether on the needle.

Work Ending Tail Pattern
Work BC 1-FC 10. Work Rows BC 11-FC 12 7 times total, then work Rows BC25-FC 35.

Cut FC. Cast off purlwise with BC. Cut BC, leaving a tail around four times the width of your cast-off edge for seaming.

FINISHING

With WS facing, pin cast-off edge and side of Ending tail to top of Starting tail. Start by matching up the two removable stitch markers (marking the end of the Starting tail and the start of the Ending tail). Pin the final end of the piece (end of cast-off) to a point about 10in/25cm along the top of the Body pattern 1 section, so that the two sections lie flat and perpendicular, and seam.

Weave in ends. Soak the cowl in cool water for at least 15 minutes, then press between towels to squeeze out water. Lay flat to dry, with the narrower back section on top, so that you can get the best view of all the leaves and settle each one carefully into shape. If possible, readjust the position after a few hours so that the leaves on either side also get a chance to lie flat.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername Robynn has slowly migrated from her native Cape Town to London and now Zurich, where she plans to stay, with her family, cat and sizable stash (sorry, collection). As a professional editor, she particularly enjoys combining her communication skills with yarn twiddling to create patterns. You can keep with her on Instagram or via her newsletter.

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Pattern & images © 2020 Robynn Weldon.