Yarn: Cascade Yarns, Lana Bambu: one skein (100grams, 196 yards.) Colour 3 (tan mix)
Needles: 5mm, (US 8)
Gauge: 16 sts = 4 inches in stocking stitch (knit row one, purl row two)
* note: I knit this flat, but you could knit in the round and change from circular needles to double points at the decreases near the top*
Pattern: Cast on 90 stitches. Work in K2/P2 ribbing for 7 inches.
Next row: Increase 18 stitches like this... [Knit 4, knit in the front and back of the next stitch] repeat in the brackets across the whole row (right side).
Next row...Wrong side: purl across 108 stitches. Right side: Knit across all stitches.
Repeat this stocking stitch pattern for 4 inches ending with right side facing.
First decrease row: Knit 21, [place marker, knit 2 together, knit 19 more] repeat the bracket 3 more times, then knit last 3 stitches.
2nd row : Purl wrong side row, slipping markers.
3rd row: [Knit to marker, slip marker, knit 2 together], repeat four times, then knit to end.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows 4 more times.
Purl next row.
Final gatherings; Row one: [Knit 2 stitches, knit 2 together], repeating until all are worked.
Row two: purl across. Repeat row one and two twice more.... cut yarn to 24 inches. Thread end onto a darning needle and draw needle through all the remaining stitches, pulling it snuggly closed, then proceed to sew down the back seam all the way to the cast on ribbed edge. Turn big ribbed edge up in half to make it thicker and warmer and perfect!.