Owl Cowl & Neckwarmer
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This simple stitch pattern can be worked flat or in the round to create 2 different pieces. It uses less than one skein of Malabrigo and knits up fast.
Malabrigo Merino Worsted, 1 skein or 110 yards of any worsted weight yarn
Size 8 needles (16-inch circular for cowl pattern)
1 stitch marker
3 buttons no more than 1-inch in diameter for neckwarmer pattern
Neckwarmer: 5 inches wide 26 inches long after blocking
Cowl: 5 ½ inches tall, 24 inch circumference after blocking
Yo—yarn over; bring yarn to the front of your work
Sl1—slip one stitch as if to knit
Psso—pass slipped stitch over the knit stitch
This stitch pattern is a simple 4-row repeat. You can easily adjust the circumference or height of your piece by adding or subtracting stitches as stated for each pattern. Similarly, these patterns can be adjusted to work with just about any yarn by changing needle sizes and amount of stitches cast on. Use your favorite yarn and have fun!
Multiple of 7 + 2 stitches
Using the Long Tail cast on, CO 135 stitches.
Row 1: K2 * P5, K2 * repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2
Row 2: P2 * K2tog, yo, K1, yo, sl1, K1, psso, P2 * repeat from * to last 2 sts, P2
Row 3: same as row 1
Row 4: P2 * K5, P2 * repeat from * to last 2 sts, P2
Repeat rows 1 thru 4 until piece measures 4 ½ inches from CO edge, or until desired width, ending with row 4. Bind off loosely in pattern. Weave in ends. Gently block to open up the eyelet details. Position buttons vertically on the right side of the fabric in the purl fields, every other eyelet hole. The eyelets will become the buttonholes; place the buttons so the neckwarmer will fit you as snugly or loosely as you care for.
Multiple of 7 stitches
Using the Long tail cast on and circular needles, CO 126 stitches.
Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches. Place a stitch marker here to indicate the beginning of the round.
Row 1: P2 * K5, P2 * repeat from * to last 5 stitches, K5
Row 2: same as row 1
Row 3: P2 * K2tog, yo, K1, yo, sl1, K1, psso* rep to marker
Row 4: same as row 1
Repeat rows 1 thru 4 until piece measures 4 inches from CO edge, or until desired width, ending with row 4. Bind off loosely in pattern. Weave in ends. Gently block to open up the eyelet details.