Building Blocks Cowl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Gather a colorful collection of worsted weight yarns to knit the various textures. You can knit each section as long as you want for a personalized collage of stripes. The striped sections include garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and garter ridges staggered between stockinette/reverse stockinette sections. This textured cowl is knit flat and sewn together with a half twist.

    3 in 1! This pattern comes with PDFs for the Building Blocks Scarf & Bri-garter Cowl.

  • Sizes
    One Size. Circumference is customizable

    Finished Measurements
    54” / 137cm circumference, 16” / 41cm wide.

    Worsted weight

    Approximately 900yds / 823m total
    The sample uses 8 colors. If you have approximately 100-120yds / 91-110m of each color, that will be enough. Feel free to use as many colors as you like. This fabric is ideal for using up leftover bits of yarn. DK weight also works fine for this design.

    32” US 8 / 5mm circular needle
    The fabric is knit flat, but circular needles are required for the brioche and knit ‘n slide stitch patterns.

    6 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    18 sts & 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

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    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • A variety of worsted weight yarns from Primrose Yarn Co., Jill Draper Makes Stuff Middlefield, and Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK held together with lace weight mohair/silk

    I recommend mixing various bits of worsted or aran weight yarns together for the playful stripes. DK weight would also work fine.

    SECTIONS 1, 3, 5, & 7 are striped (garter stitch, knit ‘n slide, brioche, and purl ridge sections).
    SECTION 2, 4, 6, & 8 are solid (stockinette/reverse stockinette stitch sections).