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Jordana Paige Knitter's Purse

(Pronounced "ave - leen"), Aibhlinn is a recycled cotton cowl that can be worn over your head or around your neck.

Knitted with swirling cables in the round with bobbles for trim. I came up with this design while I was looking for a fall accessory to refresh my faded denim jacket.

model: Mary Burr photos: Bob Burr


Circumference: 28 inches
Length: 24 inches



Knit One Crochet Two Second Time Cotton [75% Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 180 yards/ 164 meters per 100g skein]; color: Glacier; 4 skeins

24 inch US#7/4.5mm circular needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle



20 sts/ 27 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch


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

Swirling Diagonal Rib
Multiple of 6 stitches, knit in the round.
Rounds 1 and 2: [K3, p3] around.
Rounds 3 and 4: P1, [k3, p3] to last 5 sts, k3, p2.
Rounds 5 and 6: P2, [k3, p3] to last 4 sts, k3, p1.
Rounds 7 and 8: [P3, k3] around.
Rounds 9 and 10: K1, [p3, k3] to last 5 sts, p3, k2.
Rounds 11 and 12: K2, [p3, k3] to last 4 sts, p3, k1.
Repeat rounds 1 through 12.

Make Bobble [MB]
Make 5 sts in next st: [K in front, then back of st] twice, then in front
of stitch again, turn work, k5, turn work, p5, turn work, k5, slip second,
third, fourth and fifth sts, one at a time, over first st, turn work, k1.


CO 143 sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work edging
Round 1: K all sts.
Round 2: K2, [MB, k5] to last 3 sts, MB, k2, m1. [144 sts]

Begin Swirling Diagonal Rib patt, and work in patt until work measures 24 inches.
Work Round 2 of Edging again.
BO all sts knitwise.


Weave in ends. Do not block.


Mary Burr is a graphic designer and art director living and working in the Chicago area.

She’s been a closet knitter since childhood in the '70s. More of her patterns are available at