Paw-some Dog Cowl + Matching Paw-some Infinity Scarf

Show your four-legged friend some love with this adorable set featuring a dog cowl and a complementary cowl for their human companion. The dog’s cowl is adjustable by adding or subtracting the 15 sts pattern repeat so it fits your favorite dog! Get practice using the provisional cast on, knitting in the round and the Kitchener stitch as you make a set of your own. (Hat pattern coming in October 2020!)

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Human Infinity Scarf: 6” / [15.5 cm] wide x 63” / [160 cm] circumference

Dog’s Cowl: 2.75 (2.75, 5.25, 5.25, 8, 8)” / [7 (7, 13.25, 13.25, 20.25, 20.25) cm] wide x 9 (12,15, 18, 21, 24) / [23 (30.5, 38, 45.75, 53.25, 61) cm] circumference

Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Paw Pattern after wet blocking.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): Human Scarf: #811 Como Blue (MC, 2 skeins), #853 Butterscotch (CC, 1 skein); Dog’s Cowl: #811 Como Blue (CC, 1 skein), #853 Butterscotch (MC, 1 skein).

Needle: US size 7 (4.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs or preferred needles for working in the round, US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular for dog’s cowl.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, crochet hook and scrap yarn (or as preferred for Provisional CO), spare circular needle and DPNs

Special Stitches

Kitchener Stitch (grafting)

With an equal number of sts on two needles, thread end through tapestry needle. Hold needles parallel, with WS facing in and both needles pointing to the right.

Setup 1: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front st, leave st on knitting needle.

Setup 2: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back st, leave st on knitting needle.

Step 1: Pull tapestry needle kwise through front st and drop st from knitting needle.

Step 2: Pull tapestry needle pwise through next front st, leave st on knitting needle.

Step 3: Pull tapestry needle pwise through first back st and drop st from knitting needle.

Step 4: Pull tapestry needle kwise through next back st, leave st on knitting needle.

Rep Steps 1-4 until all sts have been grafted.

Pattern Notes

The Dog’s Cowl and Human Infinity Scarf is knit in the round. The paw and stripes pattern is repeated 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) times for the Dog’s Cowl and 12 times for the Human Infinity Scarf. The Provisional CO is joined to the opposite end with Kitchener stitch technique for a truly invisible join and infinity loop appeal.

The chart is followed from bottom to top, working each row from right to left and knitting all sts, 4 times around for the Human Infinity Scarf. The Dog’s Cowl chart is worked 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) times around.

Pattern

Human Infinity Scarf

Using the Provisional CO technique of your choice, CO 60 sts. Attach MC, being careful not to twist sts, place a stitch marker at the first st and begin to knit in the rnd.

Work in Paw Pattern, using the written-out directions or the chart 4 times around.

Rnds 1-3: Knit in MC.

Rnds 4-5: Attach CC.

Rnds 6-7: Knit in MC.

Rnds 8-9: Knit in CC.

Rnds 10-11: Knit in MC.

Rnds 12-13: Knit in CC.

Rnds 14-18: Knit in MC.

Rnd 19: *K4 in MC, k2 in CC, k3 in MC, k2 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 20-21: *K3 in MC, k9 in CC, k3 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 22: *K4 in MC, k7 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 23: *K5 in MC, k5 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 24: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC, k3 in CC, k2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 25: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k7 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 26: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, (k1 in MC, k2 in CC) 3 times, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 27-28: *K5 in MC, k2 in CC, k1 in MC, k2 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 29-30: Knit in MC.

Rnds 31-330: Rep Rnds 1-30 of Paw Pattern.

Rnds 331-359: Rep Rnds 1-29 of Paw Pattern. After final rnd, cut CC.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail at least 3 times the length of the sts.

Join Ends

Remove the scrap yarn from the Provisionally CO sts and place the resulting live sts on a spare needle. Join together these cast on sts with the live sts already on the needles, using Kitchener stitch technique for an invisible seam.

Dog’s Cowl

Using the Provisional CO technique of your choice, CO 45 (60, 75, 90, 105, 120) sts. Attach MC, being careful not to twist sts, place a stitch marker at the first st and begin to knit in the rnd.

Work in Paw Pattern, using the written-out directions or the chart 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8) times around.

Rnds 1-3: Knit in MC.

Rnds 4-5: Knit in CC.

Rnds 6-7: Knit in MC.

Rnds 8-9: Knit in CC.

Rnds 10-11: Knit in MC.

Rnds 12-13: Knit in CC.

Rnds 14-18: Knit in MC.

Rnd 19: *K4 in MC, k2 in CC, k3 in MC, k2 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 20-21: *K3 in MC, k9 in CC, k3 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 22: *K4 in MC, k7 in CC, k4 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 23: *K5 in MC, k5 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 24: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC, k3 in CC, k2 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 25: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, k7 in MC, k2 in CC, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 26: *K2 in MC, k2 in CC, (k1 in MC, k2 in CC) 3 times, k2 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 27-28: *K5 in MC, k2 in CC, k1 in MC, k2 in CC, k5 in MC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 29-30: Knit in MC.

Rep Rnds 1-30, 0 (0, 1, 1, 2, 2) more times.

After final rnd cut MC.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail at least 3 times the length of the sts.

Join Ends

Remove the scrap yarn from the Provisionally CO sts and place the resulting live sts on a spare needle. Join together these cast on sts with the live sts already on the needles, using Kitchener stitch technique for an invisible seam.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash and block to measurements.

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