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Two Toned Easy Knit Cowl

Two Toned Easy Knit Cowl

Purple is such an underutilized color. Bring it back into your life with this Two Toned Easy Knit Cowl. All it takes is two skeins and an evening of your time to get you pretty in purple. The light and airy design makes it perfect winter, spring, or fall, keeping you warm without overheating you. Beginner knitters will especially love this free cowl pattern, but experts can whip up a bunch for their family in no time at all. Try pairing it with a black or deep gray top for the color to really pop.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Misty Mauve Haze (94003) (Contrast A) - 1 ball
  • Patons® Misty Purple Fog (94007) (Contrast B) - 1 ball


Measurements: Approx 9” [23 cm] wide x 27” [68.5 cm] around.



Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

Gauge: 11 sts and 20 rows= 4” [10 cm] in garter st.



With A, cast on 35 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: K2tog. Knit to last st. Kfb.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg along one side measures 13” [33 cm], ending on a WS row. Break A.
With B, rep last 2 rows until work from beg along one side measures 27” [68.5 cm], ending on a RS row. Cast off.
Sew cast on and cast off edges tog.

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Could you make this on a circular needle so you don't have to sew together- Beautiful cowl- Thanks

This is such a beautiful cowl! I love the two toned look, and you could use so many color combinations to make this beautiful. I wonder, would it be possible to use intarsia knitting to connect the two colors instead of knitting a section for each color and binding them off together at the end? Has anyone tried this method?

this is not only great for fall it adds a burst of colour to oatmeal and other quiet coloured sweaters

I loved your pattern....BUT I am an experienced knitter but I am confused and am afraid I have wasted my beautiful yarn. You said to measure at beginning of one side but not which side and I measured from short side not the pointed side and also you said to sew cast off and cast on together. I have not cast off yet because of measurement prob but can't figured how you sew together. Do you twist or will it match.. Also I added yarn B on the 2nd row and hope this is correct because you said ending on WS which again is confusing. Please respond. I really want this cowl to turn out as it is a gift but now I'm not sure.. Charlene Fedyk

With your first colour you are knitting for 13", this means the work should measure 13" from where you started, so when you measure from the work on your needles down it should be 13". Finishing on ws means the last row you worked should be a wrong side, you should be changing colour on a right side row, otherwise you will have the second "bleed through" row showing on the wrong side. sewing the cast on to cast off edges together is pretty standard with knitting a cowl, you just match the edges up as closely as possible and sew. You state you are an experienced knitter, I wonder if this is the first time you've done a coloiur change, because an experienced knitter would know these things.


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