From Head To Toe Cowl

From Head To Toe Cowl
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Knit a Head To Toe Cowl with our new free knitting pattern by Designer Melanie Smith! This cowl is the second in a month long series of four patterns, which you won't want to miss! Follow and knit all four pieces and you'll have the ultimate winter accessory package.

*Pattern Note: All four pieces of the head to toe series uses Lion Brand Heartland in the colors 109 Olympic and 174 Joshua tree.

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Materials:
100 yards of green (Juniper Tree) worsted weight yarn
100 yards of blue (Olympic) worsteds weight yarn
(The sample was knit using Lion Brand Heartland in Juniper tree and Olympic    
Size 9 16 inch circular needle
Stitch marker

Gauge: 4 sts to the inch

Cowl Instructions:

With blue cast on 96 and join into a round, being careful not to twist, and place a marker.
Round 1-4: K in each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it.
Round 5: K3, (K 1, winding yarn twice around needle, K 3) repeat to last stitch K 1, winding yarn twice around needle.
Round 6: With green, K3, (slip 1 purl wise dropping extra loop, K 3) repeat around to last st, slip 1 purl wise dropping extra loop.
Round 7:  K3, (slip 1 purl wise, K 3) repeat around to lst st, slip 1 purl wise.
Round 8:  P 3, (K 1, P3) repeat around to last st, K1.
Round 9:  repeat round 5.
Round 10-12: With blue repeat round 6 – 8.
Round 13: K 1,(K1 winding the yarn twice around the needle, K 3) repeat round to last 3 st, K 1 winding the yarn twice around the needle, K 2.
Round 14:  with green, K 1, (Slip purl wise dropping extra loop, K 3) repeat around to last3 sts, slip 1 purl wise, K 2.
Round 15: K 1, ( slip 1 purl wise, K 3) repeat around to last 3 sts, Slip 1 purl wise, K2.
Round 16: P 1, (K1, P 3) repeat around to last 3 sts, K1, P 2.
Round 17: repeat round 13.
Rounds 18-20: With blue repeat rounds 14-16.
Repeat rounds 5 -20 until cowl measures 6 ½ inches from cast on.
Ending with either round 5 or 13, and green yarn, cut green yarn.

Finishing it all up:
With Blue, knit 4 rounds, slipping marker as you come to it.
Cast off loosely and weave in all ends.

Lightly block

Enjoy!

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.