Sunny Side Up Cowl - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

Sunny Side Up Cowl – A Free Knitting Pattern

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.

Sunny Side Up Cowl - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

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.

Sunny Side Up Cowl - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

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 - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

Sunny Side Up Cowl

Materials:

Sunny Side Up Cowl - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

Directions:

Cast on 100 stitches. Place marker and join in round.

Knit 1 round.

Purl 1 round

Start pattern:

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.

Sunny Side Up Cowl - A Free Pattern from Alaskaknitnat.com

2 thoughts on “Sunny Side Up Cowl – A Free Knitting Pattern”

  1. 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!

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