Eye Knit a Cowl: Beginner-Friendly Knit Cowl Pattern
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If you’re looking for a fun, interesting, chic, yet beginner-friendly knit pattern, this eyelet knit cowl pattern is for you! Made from one rectangle, this super stylish beginner knit cowl is easy enough for novice knitters and is quick to work up. Grab your needles and let’s make one!
Eye Knit a Cowl
Considering that I, myself, am a novice knitter, this is definitely a beginner-friendly knit pattern. All you need to know is the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and how to make a yarn over purl two together.
As an experienced crocheter, I find it easiest to knit continental style – or by holding the working yarn in my left hand.
While I am comfortable sharing crochet tutorial videos, I am not yet confident enough to produce knitting tutorial videos. That being said, as a continental knitter I found this tutorial helpful. (<< in this link I have it queued to exactly the right spot)
We are using the “Ridged Eyelet” stitch set to create this beautiful knit cowl. To do this we are alternating a few rows of Stockinette with an eyelet row that gives great texture and squish factor. This is a great way to practice your knitting while creating something beautiful in the process! It really is much easier than it looks.
This knit cowl is a great accessory to throw on when it’s just a bit chilly outside. Great for walks in the morning, or to style up your favorite outfit. I love the fuzzy feel of the Hygge yarn, but you could substitute another bulky weight yarn if you so choose. Great alternatives to this yarn would be Biggo, Wonderfluff, or Wool of the Andes Bulky, among others.
Bulky/Size 5 yarn (Red Heart Hygge pictured)
-approx. 200 yards
Unimportant, but 10 sts = 4″
K = knit
P = purl
YO, P2tog = Yarn over, purl two together. This video will help, just make sure you’re purling through the next two loops.
Ready to get started on your knit cowl? Let’s whip one up!
Cast on 60.
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: K6, P48, K6
Row 3: Knit across
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: K6, P1, * yo, P2tog * repeat between * * to 7 sts remaining. P1, K6.
Row 6: Knit across
Row 7: repeat row 5
Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: Knit across
Row 10: repeat row 2
Row 11: Knit across
Row 12: repeat row 2
Row 13: repeat row 5
Row 14: Knit across
Row 15: repeat row 5
Row 16: repeat row 2
Rows 17 – 96: repeat rows 9 – 16
*should be ~27” tall
Cast off and leave a ~36” tail for seaming. Line up first row to last row. Sew stitch for stitch closed.
I hope you enjoyed this free knit cowl pattern, and if you are also a beginner that this pattern helped you to feel more confident in your abilities! I can’t wait to share more knit patterns as I, myself, grow my own abilities. When you’re finished please share a photo with me by tagging @HeartHookHome across all social media. ♥
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