Thursday, October 8, 2009

Free Pattern- Orange Cowl

This morning before work, I set out to become an official Ravelry Designer. I didn't realize that I couldn't even post pictures with my patterns before I was linked up as one of their designers. So now I have a lone pattern wondering around their database with no photos attached. How sad!

I am launching the pattern to my French Press Felted Slippers this upcoming Monday(October 12) and wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing on Ravelry. Turns out, I didn't! Let's hope they approve me as a designer before Monday.

And as promised, I will kick things off with a free pattern. This is a very simple pattern- perfect for a beginner. Just in time for cold autumn winds: A cowl made with super bulky yarn. Not only will this cowl keep you warm, it will knit up extremely fast!

Autumn Orange Cowl

The stats:

one size fits all
1 skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Size 13(US) circular needles, 16"

This cowl is very simple- it is worked in the round in seed stitch the whole time. Since there are an odd number of stitches, just keep the pattern(K1, P1)throughout.

Cast on 41 stitches

Round 1: K1, P1; repeat to end
Round 2: P1, K1; repeat to end

Repeat these two rows until cowl is desired length.
The orange cowl is about 30 rows high. Bind off.

Want to print to out easliy? You can find the pdf here. Have fun and stay warm!


  1. What a lovely photo of yourself, looking thoughtfully off into the distance as you model the cowl. I'm sure that you will be approved as a designer on Ravelry... the slipper and cowl patterns will be the first of many!

  2. I'm new to knitting and this cowell was a boost to my knitting confidence. It went so quickly and finished quite pretty. I made it for my 25 y.o. daughter and she LOVED it. I used Raspberry Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick & Quick. This is definately one for the "quick gifts to knit" file. THANKS!