I had to do a deep scroll on my blog to find the last knitting pattern I posted. It was more than three years ago! But with my city’s non-essential business closure mandate I’m unable to operate my floral business, so that means I have more time to knit!
I logged into my Ravelry account (again, it’s been more than three years and I’m so glad my computer remembered my password) and found this lovely cowl pattern that implements a very simple lacework pattern to create a pretty pattern and scrumptious texture.
I augmented the Ravelry pattern by using lighter weight yarn, one variegated skein instead of two contrasting colors, and smaller needles.
It’s a special time of year in Anchorage that we call “break up,” where the snow is melting, river ice is breaking up, and everything outside is mucky. There’s still a chill in the air and this cowl is just right for break up season.
The Lion Brand Scarfie yarn is the perfect amount of wool to make it fluffy and a nice amount of acrylic to make it not itchy. This project knits up pretty fast and I recommend it if you’re looking for a simple stitch pattern that won’t make you count so you can binge watch your favorite show and not lose track of your work.
Sunny Side Up Cowl
- 1 ball Lion Brand Scarfie yarn in cream/mustard or any heavy worsted or light bulky weight yarn
- Size US 9 circular needles, 16 inch length
- Stitch marker
- Darning needle
Cast on 100 stitches. Place marker and join in round.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round
Round 1: *Place yarn in front of work, slip 1 stitch, place yarn in back of work, k1. Repeat from * to end of round. Slip marker.
Round 2: K round, slip marker.
Round 3: *K1, place yarn in front of work, slip 1 stitch, place yarn in back of work. Repeat from * to end of round. Slip marker.
Round 4: K round, slip marker.
Repeat this pattern until work is 9 inches tall from cast on edge or until it’s the height you prefer. End with either row 2 or 4.
Purl 1 round
Bind off. Weave in ends. Block if you feel like it, but I never do.
3 thoughts on “Sunny Side Up Cowl – A Free Knitting Pattern”
Hi friend! Nothing like finally going through my typically-ignored Gmail to clear away the rubbish in order to discover the gems. Thanks for posting this! I will write this pattern down and give it a try. First I must complete a very long project for a friend that I’m doing in-between sewing facemasks and actually going into work (very long days clearing out and distributing locker items). Thanks so much for sharing this cowl pattern!
You’re welcome, Jo. Happy knitting! -Natasha