Stripes and solids, no wrong side, no seam! The Sixes and Threes Cowl is a free pattern and three-part video tutorial sponsored by Louet North America.
To get your free copy of this pattern…visit the Louet website and purchase three hanks of Louet Gems Fingering, and at checkout use the coupon code VERYPINK (all caps). Pattern is free with yarn purchase, and your pattern will be emailed to you.
Update from Louet: If you choose to purchase your yarn for this pattern (three hanks of Gems Fingering) from a local yarn shop or retailer other than the Louet website, you can email a copy of your receipt (scan if necessary) to Louet at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will email the pattern to you.
Size: (after grafting) 25” long by 5.5” wide (before grafting, “scarf” is 50” long)
Needles: Size 4 US (3.5mm) 16” circs and size 4 US (3.5mm) set of DPNs, crochet hook size G or H
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering, 1 hank each in three different colors (exact colors I used below)
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for grafting, a few feet of scrap worsted-weight yarn
Gauge: 6.5 sts per inch, 8 rows per inch
Colors I used of Louet Gems Fingering
Lighter-Colored Cowl: one hank each of Cream, Steel Gray, and Seafoam Green
Darker-Colored Cowl: one hank each of Goldenrod, Burgundy, and Pewter
Instructions for Working Three-Color Swatch
(Before starting swatch, name each color – “Color 1”, “Color 2”, and “Color 3”. It won’t make a difference which is which, they are used and striped with each other. Remember these color names, because they are referenced in the cowl pattern.)
Using Color 1, CO 30 stitches.
Knit 9 rows (5 ridges).
Row 1 (RS): K across all stitches
Row 2: K 5, P 20, K 5
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 once more (4 rows total), then switch to Color 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 a total of 7 times (14 rows total), then switch to Color 3.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice (4 rows total), then knit 10 rows (5 ridges).
BO on RS.
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The 16″ circular needles I use in the video are by Knitter’s Pride, I use both Novas (metal) and Dreamz (wood).
The crochet hook I use is from a Waves set by Knitter’s Pride.
The ball-chain stitch markers I use are from a seller on Etsy who no longer has a shop, but similar markers can be found here.
The bulky yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.
The striped sweater I’m wearing is store-bought. 🙂
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Lupita”.