This easy diamond cowl is perfect for knitting novices. Worked up in a vibrant mustard-colored yarn, this cowl features a simple stitch pattern that forms diamonds down its length.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 43” x 7” (109cm x 17.75cm)
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking
Yarn: Schachenmayr Extra Merino (100% Merino Wool; 143 yards [130 meters]/50 grams): #328 Mustard (2 balls)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles
Notions: Markers, removable markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle
This pattern is worked back and forth then grafted together when finished.
CO 42 stitches. Knit one row.
Row 1 (RS): *k1, p3, k9, p3, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: *p2, k3, p7, k3, p2; rep from *.
Row 3: *k3, p3, k5, p3, k3; rep from *.
Row 4: *p4, k3, p3, k3, p4; rep from *.
Row 5: *k5, p3, k1, p3, k5; rep from *.
Row 6: *p6, k5, p6; rep from *.
Row 7: *k7, p3, k7; rep from *.
Row 8: *p6, k5, p6; rep from *.
Row 9: *k5, p3, k1, p3, k5; rep from *.
Row 10: *p4, k3, p3, k3, p4; rep from *.
Row 11: *k3, p3, k5, p3, k3; rep from *.
Row 12: *p2, k3, p7, k3, p2; rep from *.
Repeat rows 1-12 25 times.
Knit one row.
Graft ends together.
I believe that the boarder should be worked over 5 stitches of knitting on each side of the diamond pattern if 42 stitches are cast on.
Hello Carol! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor
I think I see….you repeat the 17 sts twice and there is a 4 st garter border each side. You didn’t include this in your pattern.
Thanks. You save me a lot of frustration.
This looks like a 17 st repeat…..how can you work it with 42 Sts?