I have knitted and finished the cowl just in time for my friend Joan’s birthday today!! I am so happy, I started it on Sunday, frogged some of it on Monday and then continued with two yarns instead of one. This is a luxurious cowl that I have knitted with Merino and kid Mohair. It is very soft indeed. This lighter colour actually has hints on purple in it and purple is Joan’s favourite colour. I really enjoy giving handmade presents to my friends, it’s lovely to knit a gift with someone in mind.
If you would like to knit a cowl too here is the pattern:
The pattern is knitted in multiples of two, so if you would like to make it smaller or bigger as long as you have an even amount of stitches you will be fine.
The pattern is repeated twice for each colourway, until you have 5 stripes of colour, this will total 10 pattern repeats altogether.
50 grams of DK purple yarn
50 grams of DK Kid Mohair yarn
5mm circular needles
6mm needle for a loose cast off
In the Merino yarn, cast on 200 stitches and join for knitting in the round, place your stitch marker.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: (Make one (take yarn around the needle), purl 2 together) across the round.
Round 4: (Make one (take yarn around the needle), purl 2 together) across the round.
Repeat the above pattern again in the same yarn.
Change to the Kid Mohair and knit 2 pattern repeats.
Remember to carry the different yarns up the inside of the knitting while alternating the colours so that you won’t need to join the yarn each time.
Continue alternating the different yarns after 2 repeats of the pattern until you have 5 colour bands or continue if you wish:)
Cast off with a 6mm knitting needle for a loose bind off.
Sew in all the ends
You are finished!
Thank you to my lovely Erin for modelling the cowl today.
Joining with Ginny today for the Yarn Along.