|Mellow Yellow Cowl|
This is a pattern I designed for my mother, who wanted something simple enough to work effortlessly while watching plot-heavy television, but also two-color with at least a bit of interest value. So while this is a simple design, it also has a certain amount of textured charm, which you can see even more clearly in the swatch I knit up with contrasting colors. It's also extremely versatile, and could be knit with larger yarns or needles, or even a saucy novelty yarn alongside a plainer one.
|A swatch with two more distinct colors.|
The knit/purl design breaks up the two-row stripes for
a bit of interest.
Needles: One 24" circular needle in size 7
Notions: Tapestry needle, three stitch markers or scraps of yarn to mark stitches
|My two yarns, to give you perspective|
on how similar they are.
So let's get started! First, using color A, cast on 120 stitches, place marker, and join in round. Then, knit 6 rows in a k1, p1 ribbing. And once that's done, let's move on to the pattern, which goes as follows:
Rows 1 & 2: using color B, * k2, p2; rep from *
Rows 3 & 4: using color A, * p2, k2 *
Knit rows 1 - 4 nine times, or until you're a ribbing away from desired length. Knit 6 more rows in a k1, p1 ribbing and bind off loosely in pattern. Tuck in ends.
|The pattern, in closely-matching colors.|