Confetti Cowl

Confetti Cowl

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.

Materials

Yarn:

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

Abbreviations

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.

Pattern

Cowl

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.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • I don’t like knitting from charts. I find it harder to follow. I enjoy written instructions. I’m dyslexic and charts are difficult.

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    • 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?

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  • Where is the link to the chart? Is there an option for a written pattern? Thank you.

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    • ‘BO all sts purlwise’ means Bind Off all stitches purlwise. You can find instructions to do this easily using google.

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  • Katherine

    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.
    Very frustrating.

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  • Carol A.

    I helped someone with dyslexia successfully. Does it help to have an off-white, buff coloured background with comfortable dark text. If into crystal,s amethyst is recommended, preferably with a rainbow sparkle in it.
    A quick rinse under tap to remove dust is all the care it needs, keep in sight of course, but direct sunlight can make it fade . Quartz like glass conducts heat so can start a fire. It is inexpensive, Blueberries are recommended for general eyecare. Flower-crystal essences are not oils and available via the Internet. If there is a cure for disnumeracy I would consider it – maybe walnut essence but not a problem.

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  • Deidre C.

    Can you supply me with the complete instructions and not just the chart? Thank you in advance.

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  • Carol H.

    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?

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  • Marilyn O.

    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.

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  • Sharon W.

    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.

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  • barbara f.

    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.

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  • stitchcrazee

    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.

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  • Linda H.

    There is no explanation for the symbols in the chart. Please help.

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  • I wanted to print this pattern but don’t see the chart. Am I missing something?

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  • 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!

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  • Bernadette,

    I had a look at the chart but not able to follow it as there are no instructions to the symbols i.e. O=…/=…

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    • Tian C.

      Here’s what the chart symbols mean:
      O yarn over
      / k2tog
      \ ssk
      /|\ cdd

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  • Wendy26

    The way this was written online was a garter stitch only pattern. I thought this was supposed to be an open work pattern.

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  • I tend to agree with Heidi. Being fairly new to knitting myself, a written pattern is much easier to follow.

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    • Nicola P.

      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

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  • Sandy T.

    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.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello! Here’s what the chart symbols mean:
      O yarn over
      / k2tog
      \ ssk
      /|\ cdd

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