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.
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.
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.
sorry I found it Centered double decrease…Are there any materials out there with definitions for the symbols? I can read a chart…I can moderately read written patterns but sometimes have difficulty with symbols in written instructions.
Hello! Here’s what the chart symbols mean:
O yarn over
what does cdd mean? Thank you.
Hello! 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. Hope that helps! – Nicola
I tend to agree with Heidi. Being fairly new to knitting myself, a written pattern is much easier to follow.
The way this was written online was a garter stitch only pattern. I thought this was supposed to be an open work pattern.
Where does the CDD stitch come in the pattern?
Here’s what the chart symbols mean:
O yarn over
I had a look at the chart but not able to follow it as there are no instructions to the symbols i.e. O=…/=…
I don’t understand the chart. No instructions, what is the circle, and the line? By looking at the finished product I’m thinking yo and decrease?? Help I want to make this!
I wanted to print this pattern but don’t see the chart. Am I missing something?
There is no explanation for the symbols in the chart. Please help.
We really need the key for the Confetti Cowl Chart!!!!!!
I have never knitted from a chart and don’t mind doing so but I couldn’t find a legend to explain what stitch each chart symbol represents.
I don’t like knitting from a chart. I get lost. I like it written down. Thank you. I do like the look of the finished project. Too bad I can’t do a chart.
Your chart does not identify the stitches
I don’t understand the chart and the only directions are to do the CDD. Is it knit rows 1,3,5,7 and purl 2,4,6,8. Also I don’t get the circles and \ lines and what stitch they represent. Could you please make this clearer for me.
I don’t understand the chart
I’m either missing something or your pattern isn’t complete. No where in the pattern is there a CDD and no instructions on how to use your graph.
There is no chart !!!
Thanks for the pattern. The chart makes it so much easier but could you provide a legend to explain what the symbols mean? Also, the pattern has a special stitch listed. Is this stitch included in the chart?
Can you supply me with the complete instructions and not just the chart? Thank you in advance.
Please edit carefull;y thank you.
I don’t like charts either.
And it’s been several years since I’ve knitted & I don’t remember what the symbols on them mean.
I was going to do this cowl.
What does BO mean, all sts purlwise?
‘BO all sts purlwise’ means Bind Off all stitches purlwise. You can find instructions to do this easily using google.
Where is the link to the chart? Is there an option for a written pattern? Thank you.
I don’t like knitting from charts. I find it harder to follow. I enjoy written instructions. I’m dyslexic and charts are difficult.
A very cute cowl! An explanation of the symbols on the chart (a legend) would be helpful – I can’t follow it. Also, when do you CDD?
I’m the same way; do much better with written word!!