Confetti Cowl

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An openwork zig-zag pattern forms lightening-like motifs on this cozy cowl. Edges are finished with a band of garter stitch. This project is worked on circular needles and works up quite quickly.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large), finished measurements 27 (31, 35½)” circumference x 9” height

Shown in size Small.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stitch Patt

Gauge is not critical to this project but may affect the amount of yarn needed.



Medium weight yarn KnitCircus Ringmaster Chromatic Gradient (100% Superwash Merino; 375 yards [343 meters]/150 grams): Turquoise Pool, 1 ball.

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): 26” circular

Notions: Stitch markers; tapestry needle


CDD (Centered Double Decrease): Sl 2 sts tog knitwise to RH needle, knit next st, pass 2 sl sts over knit st. Center st will lie on top of other 2 sts.

Pattern Notes

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.



CO 120 (140, 160) sts. Join without twisting, placing marker between first and last st.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnds 3-8: Rep Rnds 1-2.

Work Rnds 1-8 from Chart 6 times – 48 rnds worked.

Rep Rnds 1-2, 3 times.

BO all sts purlwise.


Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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