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Three Cowls - 3 Free Patterns

This is one of my projects from last year that I never finished. All I had to do is edit images and text, upload images, and link this post to my Youtube Channel.

I wanted to experiment with different thicknesses of yarn. To do that I decided to knit three cowls and see the outcome.

One cowl was knitted while I used super thick yarn and only one strand of yarn. For another one I used thick yarn and two strands, and for the the last one I used medium weight yarn and three strands of yarn. However, I used same size of needles for all three cowls - size US 13 (9 mm).
The gauge will have slight variations.
If you use darker colors, it could be knitted even for men. I made one for an older gentleman that needs to keep his neck warm even at home when temperatures drop down. And he loves it.

For knitters that prefer knitting along with me, I made a video "how to knit the brown cowl", which I call Coyote Cowl.
If you are a rightie and would like to see it CLICK HERE.
If you are leftie then you need to CLICK HERE.


Size:
Adult, one size fits all.


Abbreviations:
CO - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
m1K - make one using knit st
m1P - make one using purl st
BO - bind off


Gauge:
Varies with each cowl


Step-by-Step:


COYOTE (BROWN) COWL

Coyote Cowl

Material:
Super bulky yarn #6 (such as Tahki, Coyote in the image above)

CO 40 sts

Row 1               *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *, then without twisting connect into a circle
Rnd 2-5             *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd 6-11           K40
Rnd 12              *[K5, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 48 sts)
Rnd 13-14         K48
Rnd 15              *[K6, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 56 sts)
Rnd 16-17         K56
Rnd 18              *[{K1, P1} - 4x; K1, m1P]* - 6x, then K1, P1 (total 62 sts)
Rnd 19-22        *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd 23              BO all sts, and  and weave in all ends/tails



GRAY-CREAM COWL



Material:
Bulky yarn #5 (such as Patton's Classic Wool Rowing) - 2 strands
Note: you can also use #4 and #5 rowing yarns, which was my case

CO 50 sts

Row 1               *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *, then without twisting connect into a circle
Rnd 2-5             *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd 6-11           K50
Rnd 12              *[K5, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 60 sts)
Rnd 13-14         K60
Rnd 15              *[K6, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 70 sts)
Rnd 16-17         K70
Rnd 18              *[{K1, P1} - 4x; K1, m1P]* - 7x; then [K1, P1] - 3x, K1, m1P (total 78 sts)
Rnd 19-22        *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd 23              BO all sts, and weave in all ends/tails




BLUE-WHITE-GRAY COWL



Material:
Worsted yarn #4 ( such as Caron, Simply Soft) - 3 strands

CO 50 sts

Row 1                K50, then without twisting connect into a circle
Rnd 2-11           K50
Rnd 12              *[K5, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 60 sts)
Rnd 13-14         K60
Rnd 15              *[K6, m1K]* - repeat from * to * (total 70 sts)
Rnd 16-17         K70
Rnd 18              *[{K1, P1} - 4x; K1, m1P]* - 7x; then [K1, P1] - 3x, K1, m1P (total 78 sts)
Rnd 19-22        *[K1, P1]* - repeat from * to *
Rnd 23              BO all sts,  and weave in all ends/tails


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