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Transverse Cowl Knitting Pattern

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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
Knit
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! http://bonafideboho.blogspot.com/
susanrm2 years ago
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).
iamkeebler (author)  susanrm2 years ago
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.
Jmorrissey1106 months ago
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!
marthann1 year ago
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.
canucksgirl2 years ago
Very nice. Now if the weather got colder... (its been like Spring here.)
iamkeebler (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
Same here! Normally we have atleast a few feet of snow by now, but right now we have none. :(
I hear ya. When we drove over the mountain pass after Christmas, there were puddles everywhere... no actually, they were lakes... Weirdest year ever.
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