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Bonn, Germany

Hey there,

I'm Melanie and in my real life I'm an IT specialist, mother of three and a semi-successful housewife.
In my secret second life I design knitwear.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ripken

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, bind off
  • kitchener stitch grafting

Pattern Description:

Worked entirely in stockinette stitch, Ripken is a cowl that takes full advantage of the softness and beauty of cashmere. There is no texture or lace that breaks the even surface of the fabric, and the stripes on the bias add just the right amount of interest to this piece.

Ripken is a versatile accessory. Wrap it around your neck once, twice or even three times, wear it like a shawl or as a hooded scarf.

Be creative and try out other color combinations. Maybe a light beige and grey for a subtle office shawl? Or something crazy that pops out? Or just go with your alltime favourites.

Either way you decide, Ripken will be a good companion to you from fall to spring.

Yardage requirements:
2 skeins in Charaxes Tiridate
156 g / 586 yds / 536 m used for sample
1 skein in Chester Cricket
32 g / 121 yds / 110 m used for sample

Pattern has been tech-edited and test knitted.


11 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches in stockinette, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 79 [200 cm] long and 12 [30 cm] wide before grafting

You Will Also Need:

  • piece of waste yarn
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cephalopod Yarns


Charaxes Tiridate, Chester Cricket