Thursday, 16 August 2012

Simple Button stripe Cowl

Welcome to my new Blogspot!! My name is Ellie and I very much enjoy Crafting. I started this post because I wanted to share my first knitting pattern! It is very simple, Ideal for beginners. Below are some pictures of the finished product and the instructions on how to knit it. My advise is to be careful about which buttons you use if you decide to try the pattern out as if they are too heavy they may drag the cowl down at the front. In addition if you prefer a tighter cowl just reduce the number of stitches you cast on. Anyway here is the pattern. Happy knitting!


Simple Button Stripe Cowl




Needle Size: 1 pair of 4.5mm (U.S. 7) needles
Yarn: Double Knit in 2 colours (A and B), you will need less than 50g of each colour.
Finished Size: 10.8 x 6 inches diameter when buttoned. 25.5 x 6 inches when open.
Gauge: 20.5 stitches and 29 rows in 4 inches square.


Cast on 120 Stitches in yarn A
Complete 5 rows of Garter Stitch
On the next 2 rows continue for the first 5 stitches in Garter stitch and switch to Stocking stitch until the last 5 stitches which are in Garter stitch (Garter/stocking stitch pattern).
Button whole: Complete the garter stitch border, and then cast off 4 stitches. Turn your work and cast on 5 stitches (or one more than you cast off). Turn your work again, slip one stitch from the left to the right needle and slip the last cast on stitch over this stitch. Slip one stitch from the right needle to the left needle and continue in stocking stitch until 5 stitches from the end of the row, complete the last 5 stitches in garter stitch.
Complete 2 rows in the garter/stocking stitch pattern above.
Change to colour B
Complete 6 rows in B following the garter/stocking pattern above.
Change to colour A.
Complete 4 rows in the garter/stocking stitch pattern above.
Button whole: Complete the garter stitch border, and then cast off 4 stitches. Turn your work and cast on 5 stitches (or one more than you cast off). Turn your work again, slip one stitch from the left to the right needle and slip the last cast on stitch over this stitch. Slip one stitch from the right needle to the left needle and continue in stocking stitch until 5 stitches from the end of the row, complete the last 5 stitches in garter stitch.
Complete 5 rows in the garter/stocking stitch pattern above.
Change to colour B
Complete 6 rows in B following the garter/stocking pattern above.
Change to colour A
Complete 2 rows in the garter/stocking stitch pattern above.
Button whole: Complete the garter stitch border, and then cast off 4 stitches. Turn your work and cast on 5 stitches (or one more than you cast off). Turn your work again, slip one stitch from the left to the right needle and slip the last cast on stitch over this stitch. Slip one stitch from the right needle to the left needle and continue in stocking stitch until 5 stitches from the end of the row, complete the last 5 stitches in garter stitch.
Complete 2 rows in the garter/stocking stitch pattern above.
Complete 5 rows in Garter stitch and cast off.
Sew on your buttons, block your work and you are all finished!!


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