Turtle Tracks Cowl (knit) Free Pattern
This stitch is based on Barbara Walker's Track of the Turtle stitch pattern. Kathy Wesley of Creative Knitting Magazine (March 2005 issue) has a sock pattern called "Curvy Lace Socks". That pattern uses the same stitch. Permission has been obtained to adapt that stitch with this cowl.
(c) Vicki Suan 2009
2 skeins Lion Brand Cashmere
US size 8 circular needles (5 mm)
Cast on 90 (99 for looser fit). Join, making sure the stitches are not twisted.
K1 P1 rib for 1 1/2 inch . Or you can do seed stitch instead of rib .
Start pattern. This is a multiple of 9 stitches.
1st round : Knit all stitches
2nd round and all even rounds: * P2, K7. repeat from *
3rd round: * K3, YO, K2, SSK, K2. repeat from *
5th round: * K4, YO, K2, SSK, K1. repeat from *
7th round: * K5, YO, K2, SSK. rep from *
9th round: Knit all stitches
11th round: * K4, K2tog, K2, YO, K1. repeat from *
13th round: * K3, K2tog, K2, YO, K2. repeat from *
15th round: * K2, K2tog, K2, YO, K3. repeat from *
16th round: *P2, K7. repeat from *
Rep rounds 1-16 for as long as you prefer. With my 2 skeins of LB cashmere, I stopped when I had just enough to finish the border.
For final border, K1 P1 rib for another 1 1/2 inch. Or you can do seed stitch. Bind off loosely.
(c) This is a free pattern and is not meant to be sold. Please do not post this pattern on your website or blog. Better yet, just point them to my blog by including this link.
Note: I'm still trying to research how I can upload a pdf copy of this pattern on this blog. In the meantime, you can get it at Ravelry by clicking on this LINK.