Transverse Cowl Knitting Pattern





Introduction: Transverse Cowl Knitting Pattern

About: I am really into creating. I don't stick to one specific "genre" when it comes to creating. So I do whatever I feel like, and if it turns out nifty, I share it!

Guess what everybody... I wrote another knitting pattern!!! This one is also for a cowl, but it has a really nice diagonal pattern to it. It's a simple pattern that again is just interesting enough to make sure you don't get bored. The diagonal pattern is created by doing an oblique rib stitch.

What you'll need:
Size 10 - 29" inch long circular needle
Stitch Marker
3 Balls of Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends yarn. (or roughly 260 - 360 yards of some bulky 12ply yarn) Mine is the color called Fern.

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
Purl (continental)Purl (throwing)
How to add another ball of yarn
Bind off
How to weave in the ends
You don't have to know this, because the pattern walks you through how to do this, but if it helps, this is a link to the stitch we are doing.

Alright, you ready?

Cast on 190 stitches and join in the round.

Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 2 (do this for entire row)
Row 2: Knit 1, *Purl 2, Knit 2,* Repeat from * to * until 3 stitches remain then Purl 2, Knit 1
Row 3: Purl 2, Knit 2 (do this for entire row)
Row 4: Purl 1, *Knit 2, Purl 2,* Repeat from * to * until 3 stitches remain then Knit 2, Purl 1

And that is the basic pattern. You just repeat those 4 rows until you reach the desired width. I repeated the above pattern 12 times. I freaking love this cowl! The yarn is a tad itchy, but nothing that isn't intolerable. I hope you all enjoy knitting this as much as I did!

And as always, don't forget to check out my blog!



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    14 Discussions

    Cool, but - additional guidance: gauge? needle size? Thanks! I hate casting on a whole long row just to find it's way too short or too long, and I'd like to use a different yarn (alpaca as well, just homespun & dyed from a farm in upstate NY).

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    The needle size is a size 10, 29"inch long circular
    The gauge of the yarn is bulky 12ply
    It measures about 6 inches wide & 30 inches long. I don't know the circumference.
    I hope this helps.

    Why say 190 when it is a multiple of 4 why not say that the number is a multiple of 4 before you cast on and then find the first row is wrong

    I'm so confused! I am using size 10 29" circular needles and Bernat Mega bulky yarn. I have cast on 140 stitches and I feel like they are crammed on already. I have no idea how I'm going to get 50 more on. Also, how long of a tail should I start with? I'm almost out of the tail and I left about 6 feet to start casting on. Am I casting on wrong? Help!

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    The yarn you are attempting to use is far to big for this pattern, the needles recommended for your yarn are 35, the needles for this pattern are a 10. The Bernat Alpaca Natural blends yarn is in fact a worsted weight yarn, according to Ravelry. You'll need to select a different yarn to complete this project and save the mega bulky for your next project, the mega bulky is awesome. I love it, by the way.

    Are you knitting in the round? or are you sewing the ends of the scarf together to make a cowl? You didn't mention either. Thanks.

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    cast on 190 stitches and join in the round is the very first line of the pattern.

    Can you knit this on straight needles? I am just starting and this is my first project. I honestly have no clue about this and would love some help!! Thanks!

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    Probably not, its unlikely that you'd be able to cast on 190 stitches in this yarn weight on straight needles, they simply wouldn't be long enough. You could use circular needles and knit as if with straights though.

    The Link says pattern is multiples of 4 but this pattern is 190 stitches.. I'm a little confused ;)

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    The pattern stitch is a multiple of 4 and is never an indication of how many stitches to cast on. When a knit pattern is a multiple of 4 it means that 4 specific stitches are used to create the detail or pattern stitch in the finished product.

    I hear ya. When we drove over the mountain pass after Christmas, there were puddles everywhere... no actually, they were lakes... Weirdest year ever.