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The Cubist Short Row Cowl

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Cowl Knitting Pattern

Finished size: 15" (38 cm) wide (when folded in half, flat), and 8" (20 cm) high.

Noro (affiliate link) Kureyon worsted weight yarn [100% wool; 110 yd/101 m per 50g skein] color: 250; 2 skeins (A)
Elann (affiliate link).com Peruvian Highland Wool worsted weight yarn [100% Wool; 109 yd /100 m per 50g skein]; color: Black; 1 skein (B)

1 set of US #6/4.0 mm straight needles

16 sts/24 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch


Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles


The cowl is worked sideways and the stripes are shaped with short rows.

Cast on 30 st using provisional cast on method.

Black yarn
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit

Noro (affiliate link) yarn
Row 4: knit
Row 5: purl
Row 6: knit
Row 7: p 24, wrap, turn.
Row 8: knit
Row 9: p 18, wrap, turn.
Row 10 knit
Row 11: p 12, wrap, turn.
Row 12: knit
Row 13: p 6, wrap, turn.
Row 14: knit
Row 15: purl all sts
Row 16: knit
Row 17: p 12, wrap, turn.
Row 18: knit
Row 19: p 18, wrap, turn.
Row 20: knit
Row 21: p 24, wrap, turn.
Row 22: knit
Row 23: purl to the end of the row.
Row 24: knit
Row 25: purl

Black yarn
Rows 26-27: knit
Row 28: purl
Row 29: knit
Row 30: purl
Row 31: knit

Noro (affiliate link) yarn
Row 32: knit
Row 33: purl
Row 34: k 24, wrap, turn.
Row 35: purl
Row 36: k 18, wrap, turn.
Row 37: purl
Row 38: k 12, wrap, turn.
Row 39: purl
Row 40: k 6, wrap, turn.
Row 41: purl
Row 42: knit all sts
Row 43: purl
Row 44: k 12, wrap, turn.
Row 45: purl
Row 46: k 18, wrap, turn.
Row 47: purl
Row 48: k 24, wrap, turn.
Row 49: purl
Row 50: knit all sts
Row 51: purl

Black yarn
Rows 52-57: repeat rows 26-31

Repeat rows 4-57 4 more times. End the last repeat at row 54.



Remove the waste yarn from the cast on and join the ends of the cowl with the Kitchener stitch.
With the black yarn pick up stitches along the edge of the cowl and work 4 rows of garter stitch. Bind off.
Repeat for other side.


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There are 4 total comments on this article.

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Poster: Ellisen
February 11, 2015

Love this cowl. Fun to do and fun to wear. Thanks so much.
Poster: MAC57KIDS
October 29, 2013

Poster: Tammy Reavis
October 8, 2013

Very nice pattern. It is different and I like that. Thank You.
Poster: Sylvia
September 13, 2013

Love it. Another great pattern. Thank you so much.

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