Grafting 2×2 rib. And getting rid of more stash yarn.
I had a couple of skeins of Bergère de France Cocoon hanging around in my stash – a bulky chainette yarn. Looking around for something to make with it, I settled on a cowl version of the Bella Lana Reversible Cable Scarf.
It was a quick and simple knit. I started with a provisional cast-on, and after knitting as much as I could, but ending after a full repeat of the cable pattern, I grafted the two ends together. Normally I don’t have a problem with the kitchener stitch, but the K2/P2 ribbing made it a little more complicated. But with a bit of research, I figured it out.
For my own future reference as well as yours, here’s what I did. My work started with K2 – if yours starts with P2, you’ll have to modify the instructions to start in the middle. It is also important to note that I held the needle with the bottom edge of the knitting as the far (back) needle, and the top edge of knitting as the near (front) needle:
Near: Purl (leave on needle)
Far: knit (leave on needle)
Then repeat the following 8 steps until done:
|1||Near||Knit off, Purl||KK|
|2||Far||Purl off, Knit||KK|
|3||Near||Knit off, Knit||KP|
|4||Far||Knit off, Purl||KP|
|5||Near||Purl off, Knit||PP|
|6||Far||Knit off, Purl||PP|
|7||Near||Purl off, Purl||PK|
|8||Far||Purl off, Knit||PK|
* These are the two stitches you are working with as seen from right to left – the stitch being removed from the needle, and the other remaining on the needle.
I was going to show you where the grafting was done – but after I’d woven in the ends, I couldn’t even tell where I’d done it. Ha!
Ravelry project here.
Good job! The cowl looks great!
It’s great! My head is spinning just looking at those kitchener instructions though.
I kinda love the Kitchener stitch but had never needed to do it on purling before. Very clever of you to figure out how to do it!
Cool cowl! 🙂
You are braver than I! (And the cowl looks FAB.)
That is so. awesome.