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Basketweave Cowl Knitting Pattern

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This is the first knitting pattern I have created! And it's an easy one. Even if you are just learning to knit you can knit this. Why? Because it's fast so you don't get bored. It uses big needles which makes it easy to learn to knit. Kind of how when you were learning to write you used a big pencil. It uses 2 balls of thick yarn. And it teaches you the 2 basic stitches and how to knit in the round. The other bonus? I'm including videos of how to do each stitch in case you need it. These aren't my videos, but they are good videos!

What You'll Need:
Size 13 circular needles in a length of 29"
2 balls (or 218 yds) of a bulky 12 ply yarn. I used Loops & Thread Charisma in a charcoal. You can even use an extra bulky yarn if you want it to be really thick.
A stitch marker

What you need to know: (click on the links if you need a video to show you how)
Long tail cast on
Join in circle
Knit
Purl (continental) Purl (throwing)
How to add another ball of yarn
Bind off
How to weave in the ends

This is simple now!

Cast on 132 stitches. Join in the round.
Rows 1-3: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 4-6: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 7-9: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 10-12: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 13-15: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 16-18: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 19-21: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 22-24: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 25-27: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 28-30: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 31-33: Knit 3, Purl 3
Bind off. Weave in ends. And now you can wear the hell out of it, or give it away as a gift!

Don't forget to check out my blog! http://bonafideboho.blogspot.com/
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