Originally, I designed the Woven Mesh Cowl with a yarn that is no longer available. Previously, I didn’t have control over what I designed with, but this time I selected from my own stash of Habu textiles and vintage rayon yarn from The Great Adirondack Yarn Co. How liberating! I improved the design by adding a K2 P2 rib which eliminates the rolled edge of stockinette stitch. I combined different colors of Habu wrapped merino for the stitch pattern, used wrapped silk for the rib stitch and each segment of the pattern stitch is separated by a touch of copper-colored metallic lame rayon yarn.
The pattern stitch knit in the round:
Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: *Purl 1, Slip 1 wyif* repeat across round
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: *Slip 1 wyif, Purl 1* repeat across round
Gauge: Approximately 4.5 sts/5 sts per inch
CO 223 stitches using a Size 7 needle. Join being careful not to twist stitches. I cast on an extra stitch for joining. If using another method of joining, use an even amount of stitches. I began with 8 rounds of rib followed by the pattern stitch. Separate each segment of pattern stitch with rounds of stockinette stitch. When cowl has reached desired width, end with 8 rounds of rib.
Bind off loosely.