Cluster

The cluster stitch is often used in Estonian knitting to add texture to delicate lace designs. Here it’s used instead with bulky yarn, a simple Estonian border, and an i-cord bind off making a warm and cozy cowl.

Cowl is knit in the round. A shift at the end of most rows ensures there’s no visible seam, at the same time making the pattern easier to memorize.

Coordinates with Flourette cowl. Also available with Flourette in Inflorescence.

There is errata for this pattern: Cluster.


Yarn: Bulky weight; 200 [300, 500] yards .
Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Single Ply Wool in Navy Olive in medium; 136 yards in 100 grams; 100% wool.
Gauge: 15 sts and 18 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Main stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 11 (8 mm) circular needles.
Finished size: 26.75 x 11.25 [34.75 x 14, 48 x 16.5] inches; 68 x 28.5 [88.5 x 35.5, 122 x 42] cm.
Notions: 1 stitch marker is required, more are optional, yarn needle.
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: knit, slip, YO, s2-k1-p2sso, 3-stitch cluster stitch, cable cast on, i-cord bind off, knitting in the round.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.