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stripy garter stitch cowl in three versions, with tons of color options and modification notes to customize it

This is part of the Short Stripes Trio: each individual pattern is $6 or the set of all three is $12.

  • choose between narrow, wide, or long loop versions
  • all versions include three sizes
  • detailed notes included for using any gauge
  • work with 2 or more colors
  • short rows in garter stitch means no working wraps together with stitches
  • easy knitting once you get going!

This cowl is a quick and easy(ish) knit, but with three different versions, each in three sizes, a couple different color options, plus any-gauge and color modification options, this one simple cowl can be made over and over for completely different results!

Use two colors throughout the whole piece, or incorporate a new color each time you start a new section. The narrow and long loop cowls in two sections are both symmetrical, with a curved shape; the wide cowl is worked in three asymmetrical sections.

While the piece is constructed in the round, it is worked entirely in short rows, all knit stitches for a garter stitch fabric. And, because the short rows are worked over garter stitch, there’s no need to work wraps together with wrapped stitches, making the short rows simpler than usual!

It may take a couple repeats to get the flow of the pattern down, but once you do, it’ll be a fun and easy knit, for a stylish and wearable finished cowl!

Detailed modification notes explain how to substitute any weight yarn and get the size you want, how to make an extra huge (long and wide) size variation, and how to work with colors in different striping patterns.

Photo tutorials are included for how to cleanly carry yarns between short rows and switch yarns to avoid holes and keep a neat back side.

The 7 page pattern includes lots of photos, to show the different versions, sizes, etc, but the main part of the pattern itself is one one photoless page for easy printing.

You Need
aran weight yarn in 2 or more colors - estimates are for small{medium, large}
-- narrow cowl: approx 120{150, 180} yards / 110{140, 165} meters total
-- wide cowl: approx 160{195, 230} yards / 150{180, 210} meters total
-- long loop: approx 240{285, 330} yards / 220{260, 300} meters total
size US 10 1/2 / 6.5 mm circular needles, or size to get gauge
-- for narrow/wide cowls, 16 inch / 40 cm circular
-- for long loop, 24-40 inch / 60-100 cm circular
You will get a PDF (3MB) file

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