Forever Diamonds Cowl

This appealing cowl features easy knit and purl textured stitches and a pop of color at the edges. It is worked in the round with an edging that blends into the pattern on the body of the item. Knit in a sport weight, this cowl is perfect for chilly weather.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 33” / [82 cm] at the base, 24” / [60 cm] at the top, and 8½” / [21 cm] tall.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Yarn Sizes-11 Space Cadet Lyra Sport (100% Merino; 270 yards [247 meters]/100 grams): Drizzle (MC), 1 skein;

Yarn Sizes-12 Three Irish Girls Springvale DK (100% Merino; 270 yards [247 meters]/100 grams): Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Loud (CC), 1 skein.

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): one circular 16” / [40 cm], two circular 24” / [60 cm] long, or DPNs.

Notions: Stitch markers; tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The cowl is wider at the bottom than at the top so that it rests gracefully on the shoulders.

Pattern

With CC, CO 168 sts, join to work in the round being careful not to twist. PM to indicate beg of round.

Lower Border

Rnd 1: *(K2, p2) 6 times, k2, PM, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, PM; rep from * 3 more times.
Rnd 2: *(K2, p2) 6 times, k2, sm, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, sm; rep from * 3 more times.
Rnd 3: *(K2, p2) 6 times, k2, sm, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, sm; rep from * 3 more times.

Change to MC.

Rnd 4: *K2tog, k to next marker, sm, k to next marker, sm; rep from * 3 more times – 164 sts.

Chart

Work Rnds 1-62 of Chart, repeating 4 times around – 132 sts.

Upper Border

Change to CC.

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *(K2, p2) 4 times, k1, sm, p3, k3, p4, k3, p3, sm; rep from * 3 more times.
Rnd 3: *(K2, p2) 4 times, k1, sm, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2, sm; rep from * 3 more times.

BO loosely in pattern.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block cowl to desired measurements. 

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Comments
  • Do you have a written pattern, not just a chart? But, where is the chart? I don’t see it.

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  • A few tips: PM means to Place a stitch Marker. As the diamond pattern is worked in the round four times, having these stitch markers will indicate the beginning and end of each diamond pattern. “sm” simply means to slip the stitch marker from the left needle to the right as you work. The No Stitch boxes on the pattern chart indicate stitches that no longer exist on you needles as you have done a decrease either by knitting two stitches together (k2tog) or by slipping a stitch knitwise (ssk). This creates a tapered cowl, wider at the bottom (168 stitches) and narrower at the top (132 stitches).

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  • Cathy B.

    Could you explain how to print your patterns? I haven’t been able to manage and look forward to putting some of the patterns into yarn! 🙂

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    • Nicola P.

      Hi Cathy! There should be a little green printer icon on the left hand side of your screen that will allow you to print the pattern. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

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