Olivia Cowl (Free)
A take off of the traditional basket weave stitch, the Olivia Cowl from Swans Island is knitted with one skein of their beautiful Worsted. This version puts a new twist on the whole concept: the stitch pattern is still worked in traditional back and forth rows, but has a simple bias slant built into the fabric, so the texture appears to be worked on the diagonal instead of straight. The bias effect gives this cowl a lovely drape. Worked with only one skein, this little project is such fun to knit, it would make a great take-along project for a weekend trip.
Finished Measurements: 6.75 x 41”
Yarn Requirements: 1 skein Swans Island Worsted, shown in Sugar Maple
Needles: US Size 8 needles
Gauge: 4¼ sts x 6½ rows = 1" in Bias Basketweave Pattern