Friday, February 04, 2011

Knit Cowl Pattern | The 3-Hour, 1-Ball Cowl!

Fun! I made this super quick knit project while riding in the car last weekend. The basket weave pattern kept it interesting, and before I knew it, it was time to bind off. I used just one ball of Ironstone's bulky weight Harmony yarn - it's warm, wooly, and not at all scratchy.

The 3-Hour, 1-Ball Cowl Free Pattern

You will need:
Cast on 104 stitches. This project is worked in rounds, begin by joining round and be careful not to twist stitches.
Rounds 1-4:  *Knit 4, Purl 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.
Rounds 5-8:  *Purl 4, Knit 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.
Rounds 9-12:  *Knit 4, Purl 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.
Rounds 13-16:  *Purl 4, Knit 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.
Rounds 17-19:  *Knit 4, Purl 4.*  Repeat from * to * around.
Round 20: Bind off in established pattern.
Weave in yarn ends.


  1. Very cute and quick project! Instant gratification! Wonderful!


  2. Love it!! Casting on in 5...4...3...2...1! :) It'll be posted on my blog soon!

  3. Anonymous2/05/2011

    Thanks so much for sharing a great pattern.

  4. Just finished the cowl in a Wedgewood blue ... nice! I'll be wearing it myself.

  5. i would love to add this to my blog
    please let me know if i can!!

  6. Louise,
    Sure! You are always welcome to add links of our posts to your blog. Nice blog, too! :)

    1. Anonymous11/16/2012

      Can you knit this using straight needles vs. the circular ones? And what does it mean to "begin by joining round"?

  7. Anonymous11/28/2011

    Can you knit this on straight needles, if so does the pattern change (knits to purls)? I haven't quite mastered the circular needles yet.

  8. Anonymous3/14/2012

    This looks like a lot of fun and I would love to make it except for the following two facts:

    1. I cannot purl.
    2. I cannot knit in the round.

    Because of these two issues listed above, there is a very limited selection of projects avaiable for me to make. Also because of my very limited resources, I have found that I cannot do many of the projects that I have found for free online. I can, however, decrease by knitting two together or k1, sl1, psso, or even basic cast off. I can also increase by simply casting on another stitch. Unfortunately, I cannot knit into the front and back of each stitch. If anyone finds any basic garter stitch patterns for something interesting, please let me know so I can check it out. Thanks so much.