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Grandma's Favorite Easy Knit Cowl

Grandmas Favorite Easy Knit Cowl

If you're looking for quick knitting projects just like your nana's, check out our Grandma's Favorite Easy Knit Cowl. This cowl has a glorious blend of chunky and thin stitches that give it a truly homemade feel. The tan, orange, and blue blend nicely in this quick knit cowl, and make it look much more complicated than it is to make. After making one for yourself, you'll want to make one for your grandma. She might not believe that she wasn't the one who made it.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, 10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

 

  • Patons® Classic Wool Roving™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 120 yds/109 m)
  • Main Color (MC) Natural (77010) - 1 ball
  • Contrast A Yellow (77615) - 1 ball
  • Contrast B Aran (77008) - 1 ball
  • Contrast C Low Tide (77219) - 1 ball
  • Sizes U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) and U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needles 24” [60 cm] long, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker

 

Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

 

Measurements: Approx 12½” [32 cm] deep x 26” [66 cm] around.

 

Abbreviations:


Approx = Approximate(ly)
K = Knit
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

 

Note:
Cowl is worked in a stranded technique with floats at RS of work (yarn held in front creates the floats). Carry colors not used in current round up WS of work.

 

Instructions:
With smaller needle and MC, cast on 96 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *K1. P2. K1. Rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds of Mistake Ribbing 4 times more.

Change to larger needle and knit 2 rnds.
Join A, B and C.

Grandma's Favorite Easy Knit Cowl ChartsProceed in Stranded Pat 1 as follows:
See Chart I.
1st rnd: *Take B to front. Take A to back.
With A, K3. Take A to front. Take B to back.
With B, K1. Rep from * around. Leave B at back of work at end of rnd.
2nd rnd: *Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K2. Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K3. Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K3. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K1. Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K5. Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K2. Rep from * around. Leave C at back of work at end of rnd.
4th rnd: *Take A to front. Take MC to back. With MC, K3. Take MC to front. Take A to back. With A, K1. Rep from * around.
Leave MC at back of work at end of rnd.
5th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
7th rnd: As 1st rnd.
With MC, knit 5 rnds.
Proceed as Stranded Pat 2 as follows:
See Chart II.
1st rnd: *Take B to front. Take A to back.
With A, K3. Take A to front. Take B to back.
With B, K1. Rep from * around. Leave B at back of work at end of rnd.
2nd rnd: *Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K1. Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K5. Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K2. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K2. Take C to front. Take A to back.
With A, K3. Take A to front. Take C to back.
With C, K3. Rep from * around. Leave C at back of work at end of rnd.
4th rnd: *Take A to front. Take MC to back. With MC, K3. Take MC to front. Take A to back. With A, K1. Rep from * around.
Leave MC at back of work at end of rnd.
5th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: As 2nd rnd.
7th rnd: As 1st rnd.
With MC, knit 5 rnds.
Rep rnds 1 to 7 of Stranded Pat 1 (Chart I) once more. Break A, B and C.
With MC, knit 2 rnds.
Change to smaller needle and work 6 rnds Mistake Ribbing. Cast off in ribbing.

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