Borrowing yarn and stitch pattern from its predecessor Robin's Song, I'm delighted to present Robin's Nest, an elegant loop of the same soft texture, in a wrap this time to take the chill off the seasons – any season. This design is worked from the bottom up and in the round, with subtle shaping made by gradual decreases into its Garter Rib – an easily memorized 4 stitch by 2 row repeat. You'll find this to be a quick and enjoyable project, with an excellent result, I'd say. Enjoy!
40½" / 102.9 cm circumference at hem tapering to 27¾" / 70.5 cm circumference at shoulders
12" / 30.5 cm height
Shown in Owl by Quince & Co. (50% American Wool, 50% American Alpaca; 120 yds per 50g skein); color – Cielo #318; 3 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 300 yards / 275 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.
US7 / 4.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24" / 60 cm circular (circ)
• Stitch markers (varying colors helpful to differentiate among shaping point markers and BOR)
• Tapestry needle
• 19 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch
• 19 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter Rib
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, p2tog).
4 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, stitch description, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.
You'll find this pattern for sale on Ravelry.