Diagonal Hopscotch Cowl
designed by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2019
6″ x 16″ flat measurement (32″ circumference)
- Red Heart Hopscotch* (100%, 210 yards per 4 oz, aran weight, US size 4 yarn) (shown in color Bicycle)
- Suggested needle: Size 10 [6mm], 16″ circular
- Needle (for weaving ends)
Thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing the yarn used in this project.
This one-skein project is worked in a unique stitch pattern. The stitches are offset, producing a diagonal rib-look. It’s worked in the round, with no seaming and can be finished in a weekend. The cowl is reversible, with a different look on each side.
Typically, you would place a marker and pay attention to the rounds. Since the diagonal nature of this design leads to the stitches being offset, paying attention to the exact position of the ending or beginning of the round isn’t necessary.
Just work around and around and around until you get to the height you desire.
If you want, you can eyeball it to get a general idea of the beginning or ending, but I just tried to get the end close enough to the beginning so that the woven end threads were near each other.
No one will be able to tell that you didn’t pay attention to where your round begins. It doesn’t show. The diagonal lines camouflage everything.
The “back” side of this project is equally intriguing. Working it as a mobius would be really cool with the two different looks.
In stitch pattern, 14 sts for 20 rows measures 4″.
CO 113, using care not to twist stitches, join in the round.
*YO, K2tog, rep from * until height measures 6″ or until desired height.
With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely. Spritz with water, as necessary, and block into shape.