Tuesday 15 December 2015

12 weeks of Gifting week 11.


Worked in the round so an even number of stitches is required
US Terms, UK terms in brackets
4 & 5mm hook

Background colour either Oatmeal or Black, 
plus 10 Limited Edition 'spot' colours

NOTE: Moss stitch can be a little tighter than a lot of stitches so I do suggest you do a test piece first and use the change of hook size. 

Ch 110 -120 sts, 4mm hook, in BG Col, sl st into a large circle making sure you do not add a twist.
ROUND 1: cont. in BG Col, sc [dc] in every stitch, sl st to complete. 

 ROUND 2: Change to a 5mm hook for the moss stitches will help stop the tightening of the stitch 
Cont. in BG Col, sc [dc], in first st, ch1, miss a st, sc [dc],  in next st, ch1, miss a st, repeat to end finish with a sl st into first sc [dc]. do to cut off BG Col, yarn.
 ROUND 3: Change to fist 'spot col, repeat round 2 working the sc [dc], into the ch1 sp, sl st to complete round. Cut off and weave in end

ROUND 4 & 5: Pick up BG Col, repeat round 2, working the sc [dc], into the ch1 sp, sl st to complete round
ROUND 6: repeat row2, Next spot col.
ROUND 7 & 8:repeat row 2, Background Col
ROUND 9 -32 repeat moss stitch in the spot pattern
repeat the coloured spot row every 3rd row
rows 3,6,9,12, 15,18,21,24,27,30 are the moss stitch rows in colours
rows 1,2, 4,5, 7,8, 10,11, 13,14, 16,17, 19,20, 22,23, 25,26, 28,29, 31,32 repeat the moss stitch background colour

top and bottom of cowl, 

Round 1: sc [dc] in the first st, ch 5, miss 3 sts, sc in next st, ch4, miss 3 sts, repeat to end sl st to complete, continue in BG Col.
Round 2: 6sc [6dc], in every ch5 loop. sls t to complete cut off and weave in ends

Option: add a flower or motif as decoration


In col, of choice, a finger wrap of 8 wraps, for padding.
ROUND 1 & 2: in first col, 12sc [12dc] into circle, repeat over the top, with 14sc [14dc], covering the first row of 12sc [12dc], sl st to complete.

ROUND 3 & 4: att,  BG Col, 2sc [2dc], in each st, repeat over the top of the first set of sc [dc]. 
ROUND 5: cont' in BG Col, sc in fist st, ch3, miss a st, sc [dc], in next st, repeat to end, sl st, to complete making 14 small loops

how to turn 

A picture selection of colour combinations
 Space dyed yarn and a background colour can look very interesting
 Rainbow Spots
 Moss stitch makes great borders when worked every row a different colour

Moss stitch as stripes, work alternate rows of 2 colours

 changing colour every few rows with the one yarn and using a space dyed yarn for the other has created a very tweedy, woven look to this bolster cushion

very simple black and white stripe moss stitch, alternate colour first white then balck then white again and then black...creates the vertical stripe.

link to 12 WEEKS OF GIFTING 


  1. Beautiful cowl. Thank you. That yarn is beautiful too! Can you get it in the UK?

    1. Hi Michelle, its the Stylecraft limited edition pack special DK but any DK, Alpaca, pure wool can be used.

  2. I just love your sense of colour Sue and the simplicity of the moss stitch makes this my next must-do project. Thank you.

    1. Hi Thanks you, enjoy the pattern, it is a lovely stitch, one of my favourite because its so versatile x