Rievaulx Cowl Pattern Available!

I blogged recently about my Rievaulx cowl, inspired by the landscape on the drive and the day my family and I spent at Rievaulx Abbey.  In honor of a contest sponsored by the Malabrigo Junkies, I decided to get some test knitters, and publish the pattern here on my blog.

Will anyone knit it?  Only time will tell.  But here it is, my first “published” pattern!

Rievaulx

Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire, England

Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire, England

This cowl is modeled after the green, rolling landscape on the drive to Rievaulx Abbey, and the gorgeous columns and architecture that make this abbey ruin such an amazing place to visit in Yorkshire.

Rievaulx Cowl

Rievaulx Cowl

Yarn and Notions Required

4.5 mm circular needle, at least 16 inches long

1 skein of dk weight, preferably a silky merino blend like Malabrigo Silky, approximately 150 yards

1 stitch marker or piece of scrap yarn

Note: Gauge is not crucial to this pattern.

Pattern Variation #1:  Rolls and Ribs

Rievaulx, Rolls and Ribs

Rievaulx, Rolls and Ribs

Loosely CO 130 stitches.  Join in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Knit 10 rounds (producing a rolling stocking stitch band).
Purl 1 round.
Next Round:  *K6, P2, K3, P2. Repeat from * to the end of round.
Repeat this round until ribbing measures approximately 3 1/2 inches.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 10 rounds.
Bind off loosely.  Weave in ends.  Wear with pride (blocking not required).

Pattern Variation #2:  Seeded Ribs

Rievaulx, Seeded Ribs

Rievaulx, Seeded Ribs

Loosely CO 104 stitches.  Join in the round, being careful not to twist.  Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Row 1:  *K1,P1.  Repeat from * to the end of the round.
Row 2:  *P1, K1.  Repeat from * to the end of the round.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 four more times (for a total of ten rounds).
Next Round:  *K6, P2, K3, P2.  Repeat from * to the end of the round.
Repeat this round until ribbing measures approximately 5 inches.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for 10 rounds.
Bind off loosely.  Weave in ends. Wear with pride (blocking not required).

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7 thoughts on “Rievaulx Cowl Pattern Available!

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  2. Beautiful cowl!

    I just so happen to have a skein (or 2) of silky malabrigo waiting to be knit into something—-this looks just right!

    Thanks much——and looking forward to your next cowl pattern. I peeked and saw it on ravelry.
    :) monica

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