Hi again, beauties! Today I’m bringing you a free knit pattern for a cowl that will utilize those two skeins of beautiful indie dyed yarn that you’ve been saving.
I know you have them. You bought them on a whim with nothing in mind and now you’re hunting for a pattern. Or maybe you’ve happened upon this post serendipitously? Either way, the time to use that gorgeous yarn is now! So go get it! Stare at it for a minute and get excited because you’re about to watch those babies work up into something beautiful!
If you don’t have any laying around, I’m using the colorway “Angel Rust” by Fiber For the People. And isn’t it a sight to see? 😍 This indie dyer only does limited runs. That means if you see one you like, scoop it up!
About the Pattern
Let’s talk about this pattern for a moment. This cowl is essentially a giant stockinette swatch with a little bit of purly flair. I want everyone to like swatching. Most people really don’t like it. But I want to make it fun and appealing. We are designers of fabric. Our skill and style is worked into each piece we create. Swatching is an easy way of checking that we are making a good fabric.
This is also the best way for beginners to practice. I am an experienced crocheter, but I am still relatively new to knitting. I prefer easy knit projects. Crochet has spoiled me, you guys! And by that I mean that if I make a mistake while crocheting, I can just frog it and rework that section. I don’t like the high-stakes of knitting! Not being able to rework stitches adds extra pressure to my perfectionist mind and I find it more difficult to relax…and watch Netflix.
I hope you all enjoy this fun and easy pattern. Use a yarn that you love and you’re sure to create a masterpiece.
- Fiber for the People, Merino Bulky (109 yds/100 m ; 100 g/3.8 oz)
- Angel Rust, 2 skeins
- 32″ Circular Knitting Needles — 9 mm [US 13]
- Or size needed to obtain gauge
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- k – knit
4”x4”: 12 sts x 19 rows
44″ circumference and 8″ tall
Long tail cast on 133 stitches
Join to work in the round
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: Purl.
Rows 6-33: Knit.
Row 34: Purl.
Row 35: Knit.
Row 36: Purl.
Rows 37-38: Knit.
See! It’s easy peasy 🙂
If you make one, be sure to tag me (@yarndrasil) on your favorite social media platform!