Over the last couple of years I have been slowly but steadily revisiting some of my favorite older designs from my early designer years and giving them a bit of a refresh. My latest revamp is the Zester Cowl!
This cowl features an easy eyelet mesh stitch that’s perfect for light layering! When I originally published this cowl in 2012 it was called Ruby Spice, named after the yarn and color I had originally used (which has since been discontinued). So as part of this pattern refresh, I decided to rename it Zester Cowl – inspired by both the color as well as how the eyelet mesh stitch kind of looks like a lemon zester!
It calls for sport-weight yarn – I used the beautiful Malabrigo Susurro in the Frank Ochre colorway (1 skein is all you need!) and a US 7 24″ circular needle. I had picked up my skein of Malabrigo Susurro at my LYS Mother of Purl Yarn Shop. But one of the things I included in this revamp is a new “tips” page (link provided in pattern) that provides lots of tutorials and tips, one of which is how to adjust the pattern for a different weight yarn! Other tips include: how to work the stitch pattern, how to ‘read’ the stitches to help you identify which round you’re on, and much more.
If you’re brand new to working an eyelet stitch like this, don’t worry – it’s easy to learn! The stitch is created simply by working a “YO, k2tog” (yarn-over, knit 2 together) over and over again for one of the rounds. And I have the video tutorial that can guide you through it as well – scroll down to watch it now!
Ready to make your own Zester cowl?
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