Thursday, April 26, 2012

Casablanca Barred Scallop Cowl

I love new yarns.  They are so much fun to play with and explore.  Casablanca is a new yarn that we are adding that is a new direction for us.  There are 8 colors in each colorway and they repeat about 2 times in the 220 yards in each 100 g skein.  I'm also extremely proud of this yarn as it is the first time I have put together this many colors per colorway.

So I have a new simple small project offering - the Barred Scallop Cowl - a one skein cowl knit out of our beautiful new wool/silk/mohair blend.  Casablanca will be start to available in stores sometime in June.
-        1 skein Casablanca(Wool/Silk/Mohair – 220 yds/100 g) – shown in 07
-        Size US 9 – 16” circular needle
Gauge & Finished Measurements
-        22” circumference and 17” long
-        Approx 4 ½ sts = 1” in pattern

-        K – Knit
-        YO – Yarn over
-        K2Tog – Knit 2 Together
-        SSK – Slip, slip, knit
-        P – Purl
-        SL1 – Slip 1
-        PSSO – Passed slipped stitch over

Cast on 98 stitches.  Join to knit in the round (be careful not to twist stitches).  Place marker at the beginning of the round.
Row 1/3/5/7/9 – Knit
Row 2/4/6/8/10 – [YO, K3, SSK, YO, SL1-K2Tog-PSSO, YO, K2Tog, K3, YO, K1] – repeat until end of round
Row 11 – Knit
Row 12 - Purl
Repeat until desired length.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends and block.


  1. Beautiful!!! I was lucky enough to touch the new Casablanca yarn this week and can't wait to purchase it! It's soft and smooshy and has a beautiful silk shimmer.

  2. spectacular colourway - may I ask what the percentages of the component fibres is /will be ?

  3. I have started this pattern twice full size with 98 stitches (and ended up with 8 unused stitches/ Then I did a two-pattern repeat on straight needles to see if I could figure out what I was doing wrong. If I'm doing it right, the pattern uses 15 stitches, but it increases by one stitch each repeat, so it's not working out.

    1. I have the same problem. Please tell me how did you resolved it. I'been looking all over the web and nobody seems to have any doubts about ir. Help!

      Lourdes Gómez

  4. It's 14 x 7 which gives us 98 sts. Not 15.