It’s the second day of I Love Yarn Day Week! This year’s official theme is #StitchItForward, which encourages you to share your skill and teach a newbie how to knit or crochet. Check out the rest of the posts from this week for new patterns and daily prizes from our friends at Red Heart Yarns, Lion Brand, Premier Yarns, Simplicity, Yarnspirations, and Love Knitting.
We’re dedicating today to knitting – we can’t let crocheters have ALL the fun, now can we? (Double the fun if you do both, though!) Our friends at Lion Brand are bringing you this gorgeous knit cowl pattern that uses only two different colors of yarn but looks like you used a lot more! This easy knitting pattern is great for beginners or for those more skilled with a set of needles. Check it out, and don’t forget to take a peek at the giveaway at the end of this post to win some Unique yarn of your very own!
Two Color Cozy Cowl
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Circumference About 30 in. (76 cm)
Finished Height About 13 in. (33 cm)
Unique Yarn: Grapevine (2 balls)
Unique Yarn: Oceania (2 balls)
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
10 sts + 8 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over Rnds 1-8 of Pattern st.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
1. Cowl is worked in one piece in the rnd with 2 strands of yarn held together, changing color to make stripes.
2. Do not cut yarn between color changes, carry color not in use up the wrong side of the Cowl.
With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 74 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd and join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts. Slip marker as you come to it on each rnd.
Knit 6 rnds.
Begin Pattern Stitch
Rnd 1: With 2 strands of A held tog, *k2tog, but do not drop sts from left hand needle, k first st again, drop sts from left hand needle; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep Rnds 1 and 2.
Change to B.
Rnds 5-8: With 2 strands of B held tog, rep Rnds 1-4.
Rep Rnds 1-8 until piece measures about 11 in. (28 cm) from beginning, end with a Rnd 8 as the last rnd you work.
With 2 strands of B held tog, knit 6 rnds.
Weave in ends.
Learn how to knit two together with our video:
If you loved that pattern, now is your chance to enter to win three skeins of Unique yarn!
This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Angelika!
Be sure to check out our giveaway calendar for daily winners and to find out what giveaways are coming up! Also, don’t forget to enter the grand prize giveaway from yesterday’s post – you can enter all week long!
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