Free Cowl Knitting Pattern. Free Dickie Knitting Pattern.
Size: one size
Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns bulky weight yarn (100% wool), 478 yards (437 meters)/250 grams (8.82 ounces), color 8061 Taupe – 0.5 skein.
US size 9 [5.5 mm] 21" [52 mm] circular needle or dpn
Gauge for stockinette st: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Rib 1x1: 1k, 1p
Stockinette St in rounds:
All rounds – knit
Garter St in rounds:
Round 1: knit
Round 2: purl
k - knit
p - purl
yo - yarn over
pm - place marker
m1 (Make 1 increase) - I used the increase described by Elizabeth Zimmerman: Make a backward loop over the right-hand needle and in the next row knit (purl) it as a regular stitch.
The cowl is knitted from the top down in the rounds without seams.
Cast on 72 st, join and continue to work in rounds. Place marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Work 1x1 Rib (k 1, p 1) for 42 rounds.
From round 43 work stockinette st as follows:
K 10, (m 1, pm, k 1, m 1, k 17) 3 times, m 1, pm, k 1, m 1, k 7 = 80 sts
Round 44 and all even rounds: knit
Round 45 and all odd rounds: increase for 2 sts at each marker (m 1, pm, k 1, m 1), 8 sts per round = 88 sts
Rounds 47-84: repeat rounds 43-44.
Rounds: 85-88: garter st
Block the cowl.