Issue 225 Ariosa Reversible Cowls
Scarves and cowls, because both the right and wrong sides of your work show, are the perfect projects for reversible cables. In November, I was challenged to teach a class on the topic at Knitting and Yoga Adventures fall retreat in Vermont.
Sitting in a quaint inn in front of a roaring fire, reversible cabling seems an intimidating and non-relaxing thing to knit, but really it's far from complicated. In a nutshell, cables become reversible by either working the cable crossings on both sides of your work OR working the cable crossing in a reversible stitch, like a rib or Seed stitch.
These two cowls were our class projects. Either of these patterns can be worked as a cowl or scarf. In soft and squishy merino Ariosa, they work up quickly and are guaranteed to keep you warm. To my amazement, many of the participants completed a cowl over the long weekend, despite all the other activities - hiking, yoga, massages and fine dining - that cut into our knitting time. Read more about past Knitting and Yoga Adventures at their blog.
(file size: 1.1 MB; published January 10, 2012)
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