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  • a monday freebie: putney

    In an effort to lighten my yarn stash, I've started pulling out all the single skeins of stuff I bought years ago and never used. They're great for small, quick projects, and this one was inspired by the fiery bright autumn leaves outside my window (almost all of which have now fallen to the ground and been swept away...hello, winter!). I named it Putney. It's a simple cowl, with a textured pattern formed using contrasting purl stitches, and as a simple tube, it's a great project for beginners and advanced knitters alike.

    Materials
    1 skein worsted weight yarn (yarn pictured is Cascade 220 Heathers in tangerine heather)
    US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 16" length

    Gauge
    5 stitches per inch

    Finished dimensions
    approx. 9.5" with a 21" circumference.

    Instructions
    CO 96 stitches. Join to make round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

    Border stitches
    Row 1: [K1, P1] to end of round.
    Row 2: [P1, K1] to end of round.
    Row 3: [K1, P1] to end of round.
    Row 4: [P1, K1] to end of round.
    Row 5: [K1, P1] to end of round.

    Body
    Row 6: [P1, K7] to end of round.
    Row 7: [K1, P1, K5, P1] to end of round.
    Row 8: [K2, P1, K3, P1, K1] to end of round.
    Row 9: [K3, P1, K1, P1, K2] to end of round.
    Row 10: [K4, P1, K3] to end of round.
    Row 11: [K3, P1, K1, P1, K2] to end of round.
    Row 12: [K2, P1, K3, P1, K1] to end of round.
    Row 13: [K1, P1, K5, P1] to end of round.

    Repeat rows 6-13 six more times, for a total of seven repeats.

    Repeat rows 1-5 (border stitches), and bind off all stitches.
    Weave in ends and block if desired.


    Find Putney on Ravelry here.