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Easy Knit Cowl Pattern

Dear Diary,


I’ve been getting back into my knitting and crochet a lot lately. It’s strange but I think I am more into it once summer starts to end and I begin to picture how cold the winter will be. With it almost being September now, I am constantly making runs to the craft stores and grabbing up yarn that catches my eye (but it has to be on sale ;P ). I am also on this never-ending quest to deplete my mix-matched yarn stash. It has been irritating me lately which brings me to my reason for writing today! I wanted to use my long circular knitting needles finally PLUS get rid of some of this yarn. I have trouble deciding on patterns I find on the internet and usually end up doing my own thing. That’s exactly what happened here.


I know there are so many ways to wear a cowl and they come in so many different sizes. Personally, I like my cowls LONG. :)





Easy Knit Cowl

What you will need:

– 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Or other Worsted Weight Yarn)

– 5 mm Circular Knitting Needles (#8) [I used 40 inch length needles]

– Tapestry Needle for weaving ends


Using your cast on method of choice, CO 198 stitches and join in the round.


Round 1: Knit all stitches.

Round 2: Purl all stitches.

Round 3: Knit all stitches.

Round 4: Purl all stitches.

Round 5: *K1, YO twice* to end of round.

Round 6: Purl all K1 of previous round and let all YO drop.

Round 7-18: Repeat Rounds 1-6.

Round 19-24: Repeat Rounds 1-4.


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