Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Offset Cowl - Free Knit Pattern

Gauge is not too essential for this project, what matters most is getting a fabric you like. This is a very easy pattern to memorize and can be made to any length. I made the cowl shown with Merino Silk (70%/30%) by Cherry Tree Hill Yarn in the 'Summer's End' colorway and used a full skein( 225 yards/ 100 grams). Flat dimensions are as follows(after being seamed together and blocked): 24" x 8".

DK weight yarn  
4.5 mm needles (or needles needed to get gauge)
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle to seam and weave in ends

Stitches Used:
Cast on
Yarn Over - YO
Knit two together - K2tog
Cast off

1" = 3.5 stitches in stockinette stitch

This project is worked back and forth flat, and is seamed together once complete.
All wrong side rows(even rows) are the same throughout the pattern.

Cast on 30
Row 1- Knit 4, place marker(PM), knit to last 4 stitches, PM, knit to end of row
Row 2- Knit to marker. Purl to marker. Knit to end of row
Row 3- Knit to marker [Knit 3, YO, K2tog] x4 times total. Knit to end of row
Row 4- Repeat row 2 for every wrong side row through the rest of the pattern
Row 5- Knit all stitches
Row 7- Repeat row 2
Row 8- Knit to marker [YO, K2tog, knit 3] x4 times total. YO, K2tog, knit to end of row
Row 9- Repeat row 2
Row 10- Knit all stitches
Row 11- Repeat row 2
Repeat row 3-11 until desired length; leave tail long enough to seam together. Bind off.

Block if desired before or after seaming. Seam together.

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