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Emerald Isle Cowl Knitting Pattern and Creative Friday




Hello everyone, my Emerald Isle Cowl is finished and I am sharing pattern here with you. It was quite a quick knit, knitted in Double Knitting merino wool from Colourspun and I knitted it on 5mm needles. I do love the colour of this green, just wonderful!

This cowl measures 40 inches in circumerfance when finished, but if you would like to make it bigger, the DK that I am knitting with on this pattern gives me 4 stitches per inch when knitted, so to add extra inches, you would cast on 4 stitches at a time for each inch of length that you require, just as long as you always add an even amount of stitches as this pattern works with multiples of 2.


100 grams of DK Colourspun wool (220 yards of yarn)

5mm circular needles

5.5mm straight needle for casting off with

sewing needle for the ends

1 stitch marker to place at the beginning of your round


Cast on 170 stitches on the 5mm circular needles and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop technique (place your stitch marker at the beginning of the round)

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: (Knit 2 stitches together all across the round)  (85 stitches)

Round 3: kfb (knit into the front and back of each stitch to increase) (170 stitches)

Round 4: Purl

Round 5: Knit

Round 6: (Knit 2 stitches together) all across the round (85 stitches)

Round 7: (Knit 1 stitch, make 1) all across the round (make 1: wrap yarn around needle to make a hole and increase) (170 stitches)

Round 8: Purl

This makes up the pattern for the cowl, repeat these 8 rounds another 6 times, your cowl should be about 6 inches wide when blocked.

Cast off loosely with your 5.5mm needle so that the cast off edge is nice and loose.

If you want your cowl to be longer see above for the amount of stitches to cast on.

Ravelry notes are here.

Happy knitting!

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