Mistake Rib Cowl
In our experience, beauty has very little to do with complexity. Complex things can be very beautiful, of course, but when they are, it’s only a coincidence. It’s just as likely that a simple thing will be beautiful, and in the case of our Mistake Rib Cowl, it’s definite!
The Mistake Rib stitch pattern is nearly as simple as knit 2, purl 2, but the finished fabric has a lovely loft and squishiness that regular 2 x 2 ribbing lacks. Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino lends the pattern a particular depth with its gentle shine and richness. And in Dark Loam, our Mistake Rib Cowl is mysterious, lush, and simply beautiful! -Joelle
Update: New Yarn
Update: Now In Cashmere!
To celebrate our very first 100% cashmere collection, we used our Cashmere Tend for a beautifully updated Mistake Rib Cowl! You’ll need just two skeins of Cashmere Tend, so whether you’re looking for a quick gift or a knitting treat, this Mistake Rib Cowl in Cashmere Tend covers both!
Update: Now In Two Colors!
Mistake Rib in one color is lovely, but add another, and you’re in the business off creating a herringbone textile so intricate looking you wouldn’t imagine that it’s a simple matter of knit 2, purl 2 and switching colors each round. Knit in two colors of our Season Alpaca, read all about this amazing knit here!
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- 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Mulberry Merino, 80% extra fine merino and 20% mulberry silk. Each skein is 247 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 451 yards required. We used the color Dark Loam. (NOTE: We no longer offer Mulberry Merino, but choose from one of our other sport weight yarns.)
- US 7 (4.5 mm), 24-inch circular needles
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
32 stitches = approximately 4 inches in Mistake Rib, unstretched
Finished Circumference: Approximately 18 inches, unstretched
Finished Height: 15 inches
Mistake Rib in the round is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches.
Cast on 144 stitches, place a marker, and join to work in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Round 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: P1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 15 inches from cast-on edge or desired length.
Bind off loosely in stitch pattern.