Desolation Sound’s shifting textures and geometric lines evoke mountains rising from the sea. The widening rib section shapes this deep cowl, giving it a narrower top that hugs the neck. Reversible cables act as buttonholes, allowing you to decide where to place your buttons—and how many to use—when the piece is done. These cables combine with the ribbing to make an edge that looks as good folded back as it does buttoned up. Desolation Sound is worked flat in one piece, using knit, purl, decreases, yarn overs, and 4-stitch cables. Instructions are both written and charted.
Pattern PDF download: $7.50 on Ravelry or Payhip.
Size: 20 in/51cm circumference at top, 26 in/66cm circumference at bottom, 14 in/35.5cm deep
Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Windham (100% American grown Merino wool; 220 yds/201m per 4 oz/113g): 2 skeins (shown in Ramalina)
Gauge: 25.5 sts & 27.5 rows = 4 in/10cm in k3, p3 rib, worked flat and blocked
Photos by Gale Zucker.