A Crafty House Free Original Pattern: Mid-December Cowl
Yes, I've been away for a while..... a long while. This year has been a year of many changes, but I am now back and ready to craft. There's no better way to get back into the swing of things than with a free pattern. This cowl, an adaptation from my Mid-December Easy Knit Infinity Scarf, can easily be knit in one night. The pattern creates an interesting texture and has the added plus of being reversible. The size is easily adjusted and the pattern also includes modifications for knitting flat. Grab your needles and cast this fun and easy project on!
Materials: Size US 13 (9mm) 24" Circular Knitting Needles (or see modification for straight needles below) 2 Skeins of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn (or another worsted weight yarn). Each Skein is 3.5 oz. (100 g), 170 yd. (156 m) -- the color pictured is Silver Gray Yarn Needle Stitch Marker
Gauge: 6 STS and 11 rows = 4 inches in established pattern [see rows 1 - 3] Measurements: About 9 inches wide and 32 inches in circumference
Instructions: Holding yarn double, CO 56 STS and join in the round, marking the beginning/end of row Row 1: [K2, P2] to the end of the round. (Note: if you change the number of CO STS, make sure the number of CO STS is divisible by four so you end a row with a P2) Row 2: [K2, P2] to the end of the round Row 3: P to the end of the round Repeat rows 1 - 3 seven more times. Next Row: BO Weave in ends and enjoy!
Modifications for Straight Needles You will essentially be dividing the circular version in half and will sew 2 seams CO 28 STS Row 1: [K2, P2] to the end Row 2: [P2, K2] to the end Row 3:P to the end Row 4: [P2, K2] to the end Row 5: [K2, P2] to the end Row 6: K to the end Repeat Rows 1-6 three more times for a total of 24 rows. Bind off and weave in ends. Repeat panel and sew seams together to complete the circular cowl.
Abbreviations:BO = Bind off CO = Cast On K = Knit P = Purl ST(S) = Stitch(es) This pattern is intended for individual, non-commercial use only. Sale or publication of the pattern or product made
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