Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Quick Knit Cowl Neck Warmer | free knitting pattern



About the Quick Knit Cowl / Neck Warmer: 
This cowl/neck warmer is a must have for the winter! Not only is it made with chunky/thick yarn, but it can be folded over to provide double the warmth. This is a very quick knit and perfect for beginner knitters. The entire scarf consists of a 1x1 ribbed pattern which can be completed with the simple knit and purl stitches (watch the knit stitch 'how to' tutorial herepurl stitch tutorial here).  My scarf ended up being about 22 inches in circumference & about 9.5 inches in width. I chose to use a bold red color to contrast the (at times) dreary winter days.


Materials I Used:
- 16'' US size 15 circular needles
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn (color: cranberry); 1 skein (108 yards)



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The Quick Knit Cowl Neck Warmer Pattern:
[ If new to knitting, watch a video about how to follow knitting patterns here ]
Using 16'' US 15 circular needles, cast on 60 stitches in the round.

Round 1: *K1,P1*

Keep knitting in the round until desired width. (I went on for ~27 rounds.)
Bind off.


Abbreviations Used:
K1= knit 1 stitch
P1 = purl 1 stitch




More photos:




Happy Knitting!

8 comments:

  1. Hi! I've been looking for 16'' US size 15 circular needles but I can't find them. Where can you find them at? Please? ^_^ lol. I love your videos btw! :)

    Thank you!

    Breona

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    1. Hi Breona!
      If you're in the USA, you can find the Clover brand bamboo circular needles and they make 16'' US size 15 circular needles : ) I've seen it at Michaels, JoAnns, AC Moore, and Walmart!
      If you're not in the USA, I'm not sure where to look :\ Perhaps you can try shopping online!
      Good luck!

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  2. I purchased a huge tote full of yarn at a garage sale for $5.00. My plan is to use it to make hats to be donated to a ministry that helps the homeless. I found you by looking at you tube for instructions on knitting with circular needles. I don’t see anywhere that allows me to subscribe to your blog. Can you sign me up? sweetmem@juno.com
    I’m excited to start learning.

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    1. Wow, a whole tote full for only $5.00! That is an amazing deal : ) I hope you've been knitting up a storm ;)
      You can sign up for my blog via bloglovin on the right sidebar. Unfortunately google got rid of the "google friend connect" option to follow. :( it was working well!

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  3. Hi! I was wondering if you thought the Lion Brand Wool Ease "thick and quick" or "chunky" would work for your patterns that call for the Homestyle USA kind? I have a few steins of the two wool ease kinds that I want to use for scarves like this before buying more yarn :)

    Thanks!!

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    1. I think "thick and quick" and the "chunky" will work well in place of the homestyle USA kind I have mentioned. I personally like the homestyle USA better since it's softer -- but the others have a more extensive color selection I think! : )
      Happy Knitting!

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  4. I have not tried knitting in the round yet but I want to. I have done the provisional cast on of an uneven number then k1,p1 repeating rows until desired length then kitchener stitch the ends. But this pattern gives me a seed stitch I believe. How can I get the ribbed look like this doing k1,p1?

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  5. I'd like to do this for a youngster, could you tell me how many stitches to cast on for a child, rather than an adult. thanks

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