As usual, when I’m stumped and have no idea what to name a design, I run a naming contest online. The knitter who suggested the winning name loves naming contests, and did a little research before making her suggestion. She named the design after Tronsen Ridge, a ridge in the Cascade Mountains that travels through my new home State of Washington. Tronsen Ridge runs along the edge of this range, and acts as a divider between the Cascades and the high desert of eastern Washington.

The cowl is knit flat, from one end to the other. The combination of garter stitch and ribbed cables makes the design completely reversible, and exactly the same on both sides. This makes it a perfect gift for those who always manage to wear scarves wrong-side out. Buttonholes are added near the end, and buttons are attached during finishing. Cowl can be buttoned in a number of ways, including as a Möbius, if a single twist is added before buttoning.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: Fingering weight held double; 450 [475, 850, 900] yards.
  • Model: ColorPurl Finnegan Donegal Tweed in On My Way; 438 yards in 100 grams; 100% merino. Yarn held double. Short wide option knit for model.
  • Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows (16 garter ridges) to 4 inches in stitch pattern.
  • Needles: US 8 (5 mm).
  • Buttons: US .75-inch (2 cm) buttons, button size is approximate, and is determined by actual buttonhole size.
  • Finished sizes: 6.5 x 29 [9 x 22, 6.5 x 55, 9 x 42].
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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