August 3, 2013

Art Yarn Cowl

Art Yarn Cowl by Erica Knudson


Art Yarn Cowl

I designed this cowl because I had this bright art yarn for YEARS and didn’t know what to do with it. I started this experiment, and voila! I love how it turned out. It is knit in-the-round and is an adult Women’s Medium. It is easily adapted to other sizes by subtracting from or adding to the cast on in multiples of 6 sts.


Materials:

150 yards worsted weight yarn (photo here in Red Heart Soft) This will most likely be too much yarn, but I wanted to give you a safe estimate.
150 yards art yarn (Mine was as thin as thread in places, extra bulky in others.)
Size 13 circular needle
Stitch marker, if desired, to mark the end of the row.


Instructions (from the bottom up):

With both yarns held together, cast on 72 sts (or any multiple of 6), and join, without twisting, in the round. If you prefer to use a stitch marker to mark the end of the round, place it here and move it up with each row.


1. With both yarns held together, k around. – 72 sts

2. With both yarns, p around. – 72 sts

3. With both yarns, k around. – 72 sts

4. With both yarns, (k3, p3) around. – 72 sts

5. With art yarn only, (p3, k3) around. – 72 sts

6. With both yarns, (k3, p3) around. – 72 sts

7. With both yarns, k around. – 72 sts

8. Repeat row 7.

9. Repeat row 7.

10. Art yarn only, p around. – 72 sts

11. Art yarn only, (p2tog, p10) around. – 66 sts

12. Art yarn only, p around. – 66 sts

13. Both yarns, p around. – 66 sts

14. Repeat row 13.

15. Both yarns, (p2tog, p9) around. – 60 sts

16. Worsted yarn only, k around. – 60 sts

17. Repeat row 16.

18. Repeat row 16.

19. Both yarns, k around. – 60 sts

20. Repeat row 19.

21. Repeat row 19.

22. Repeat row 19.

23. Repeat row 19.

24. Repeat row 19.

25. Worsted yarn only, k around. – 60 sts

26. Art yarn only, p around. – 60 sts

27. Art yarn only, (p2tog, p8) around. – 54 sts

28. Both yarns, p around. 54 sts

29. Repeat row 28.

30. Both yarns, k around. – 54 sts

31. Repeat row 30.

32. Repeat row 30.

33. Repeat row 30.

34. Repeat row 30.

35. Worsted yarn only, k around. – 54 sts

36. Art yarn only, k around. – 54 sts

37. Both yarns, k around. – 54 sts

38. Repeat row 37.

39. Both yarns, (kfb, k8) around. – 60 sts

40. Both yarns, p around. – 60 sts

41. Both yarns, (p2tog, p8) around. – 54 sts

42. Art yarn only, p around. – 54 sts

43. Both yarns, p around. – 54 sts

Bind off VERY loosely in knit.



Finishing:

Weave in ends. Block if desired. Be artsy.


Key:

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together, a method of decreasing
kfb = a method of increasing
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together, a method of decreasing
sts = stitch, stitches

Pattern by Erica Knudson at handmadebyerica.blogspot.com. 
You can use this pattern for free, but please don't sell it as your own.

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