MKAL 2021 COWL knitting pattern

MKAL 2021 COWL knitting pattern

MKAL 2021 COWL knitting pattern

To finish this project, I used various elements from the Blanket Squares to design a COWL and a HAT.

In the COWL knitting pattern you’ll find elements from Block 5, Block 6 and Block 7, but worked in the round.

Happy knitting!

Ceci

PS: you can see the pattern for the ADULTS HAT in the photo HERE.

MKAL 2021 COWL knitting pattern

The entire pattern is below.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE.

COWL Knitting Pattern with cables


Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

(after blocking)

  • Height: 9’’ (23 cm)
  • Circumference: 23’’ (58.5 cm)

ABBREVIATIONS

  • CO: cast on
  • BO: bind off
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • st: stitch
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2tog: knit 2 sts together
  • skp: slip 1 st as if to knit, knit 1 st, pass the slipped st over
  • 2F, k2, k2F: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k next 2 sts, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 2F, p2, k2F: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p next 2 sts, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 2B, k2, k2B: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k next 2 sts, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 2B, k2, p2B: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k next 2 sts, p2 sts from cable needle.
  • LOOP / loop, k, yo, k: with the right hand needle, pick the 3rd st on left hand needle, pass it over sts 1 and 2, amd drop it; k, yo, k.
  • 2F, skp, yo, k2F: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, skp next 2 sts, yo, k2 sts from cable needle.
  • 2B, k2, k2togB, yo: slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k next 2 sts, k2tog 2 sts from cable needle, yarn over.

MATERIALS

  • 1 straight needle US 6 (4 mm) for Casting on and Binding Off sts.
  • Circular needle US 4 (3.5 mm).
  • approx. 115 yds (105 m) of DK (8 ply / 11 wpi) yarn.
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle and scissors.
  • stitch markers
  • BLOCKING materials. If you need a tutorial on how to block different yarns, you can read my post –> https://ohlalana.com/blocking/

GAUGE / TENSION

  • 22 to 24 sts in stocking st with US 4 (3.5 mm) needles = 4” (10 cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

– CO 160 sts with US 6 (4 mm) needles.

ALTERNATIVELY you can CO 161 sts and knit the first and last stitches together when you join in the round. That will produce a more secure bond.

– Transfer the stitches to your US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, place a stitch marker, and join in the round while you knit the following rows:

Row 1) k all sts
Row 2) p all sts
Row 3) k all sts
Row 4) p all sts
Row 5) k all sts

– Next you will work your stitches as follows (see Stitch Glossary at the end to find the charted and written versions of each pattern) until you reach a total length of 8.75’’ (22 cm):

– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– XO pattern (8 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– LOOP (3 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– COLUMN A pattern (18 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– LOOP (3 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– XO pattern (8 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– LOOP (3 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– COLUMN B (18 sts)
– 2 reverse stocking stitch (2 sts)
– LOOP (3 sts)

(Repeat the above 1 more time)

– When you reach a total length of 8.75’’ (22 cm) work the next rows:

Row 1) k all sts
Row 2) p all sts
Row 3) k all sts
Row 4) p all sts
Row 5) k all sts

– Bind off with US 6 (4 mm) needle.

– Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Block your cowl to its final measures. You can read my post on blocking if you need more info.

MKAL 2021 COWL knitting pattern
COWL of MKAL 2021 before blocking
COWL MKAL 2021
COWL of MKAL 2021 after blocking

STITCH GLOSSARY

Reverse Stocking Stitch (in the round)

p all sts, all rows

XO band pattern (in the round)

Over 8 sts and 16 rows.

Row 1) (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F)

Row 2) k8

Row 3) k8

Row 4) k8

Row 5) (2F, k2, k2F), (2B, k2, k2B)

Row 6) k8

Row 7) k8

Row 8) k8

Row 9) (2F, k2, k2F), (2B, k2, k2B)

Row 10) k8

Row 11) k8

Row 12) k8

Row 13) (2B, k2, k2B), (2F, k2, k2F)

Row 14) k8

Row 15) k8

Row 16) k8

XO band pattern (in the round) CHART

Read all rows from right to left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOP pattern (in the round)

Over 3 sts and 4 rows.

Row 1) loop, k, yo, k (see abbreviations)

Row 2) k3

Row 3) k3

Row 4) k3

LOOP CHART (in the round)

Read all rows from right to left.

 

 

 

 

COLUMN A pattern (in the round)

Over 18 sts and 20 rows.

Row 1) (2B, k2, p2B), yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, (2B, k2, k2B)

Row 2) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k6

Row 3) k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, (2B, k2, p2B), k2

Row 4) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 5) k2, p2, yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, (2B, k2, p2B), p2, k2

Row 6) k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p4, k2

Row 7) k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, (2B, k2, p2B), p2, (2B, k2, k2B)

Row 8) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k4

Row 9) k2, p2, yo, skp, (2B, k2, p2B), p2, (2B, k2, p2B), k2

Row 10) k2, p2, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2

Row 11) k2, p2, (2B, k2, p2B), p2, (2B, k2, k2togB, yo), p2, k2

Row 12) k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p2, k2

Row 13) k2, (2B, k2, p2B), p2, (2B, k2, p2B), yo, skp, p2, k2

Row 14) k4, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 15) (2B, k2, p2B), p2, (2B, k2, k2togB, yo), p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 16) k2, p4, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 17) k2, p2, (2B, k2, p2B), yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, p2, k2

Row 18) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 19) k2, (2B, k2, k2togB, yo), p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 20) k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

COLUMN A (in the round) CHART

Read all rows from right to left.

COLUMN B pattern (in the round)

Over 18 sts and 20 rows.

Row 1) (2F, k2, k2F), yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, (2F, p2, k2F)

Row 2) k6, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 3) k2, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 4) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 5) k2, p2, (2F, p2, k2F), yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, p2, k2

Row 6) k2, p4, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 7) (2F, k2, k2F), p2, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2

Row 8) k4, p4, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 9) k2, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, (2F, p2, k2F), yo, skp, p2, k2

Row 10) k2, p2, k2, p4, k4, p2, k2

Row 11) k2, p2, (2F, skp, yo, k2F), p2, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, k2

Row 12) k2, p2, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2

Row 13) k2, p2, yo, skp, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, (2F, p2, k2F), k2

Row 14) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k4

Row 15) k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, (2F, skp, yo, k2F), p2, (2F, p2, k2F)

Row 16) k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p4, k2

Row 17) k2, p2, yo, skp, p2, yo, skp, (2F, p2, k2F), p2, k2

Row 18) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 19) k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, (2F, skp, yo, k2F), k2

Row 20) k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k6

COLUMN B (in the round) CHART

Read all rows from right to left.


You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE.

COWL Knitting Pattern with cables

Remember that if you support me in Patreon you already have a copy of this pattern ready to download in my Patreon page.


© Cecilia Fameli, 2021.
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