Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Quick & Easy Magic Ball Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

In the midst of several larger projects that I have going, I picked up a ball of Be Sweet's Magic Ball yarn. With less than two hours of some very satisfying TV knitting, I now have a very pretty cowl.
What I love about Magic Ball is that each skein is unique. It's been hand dyed and hand tied to change color and texture as you knit. I chose to knit my cowl using color, Blossom. My skein started off with a soft pink merino, then a wool/mohair blend with slubs and metallic. A few rows later, the color changed again and I was knitting with an ivory mohair boucle then a pretty pink brushed mohair, and so on - all a lot of fun to knit! What I find so much fun about getting a small project like this is that it changes my knitting up a bit and re-energizes me to go back to some of my larger projects. So, next time you are looking for a knitting "quick-fix" try this easy cowl pattern!

Quick and Easy Magic Ball Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
Cowl Measures: 36" around x 7" wide approximately

You will need:
Cast on 17 sts
Knit every row until only 2 yards of yarn remain
Bind off and sew ends together.
Weave in all yarn ends.

Happy knitting!

by Nancy Queen


  1. That's a beautiful cowl. Sounds like all the yarns are natural... no polys or rayon.

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  2. Anonymous4/25/2012

    Does all garter stitch really count as a "pattern"?

    1. Actually, you would be surprised how many knitters need and appreciate getting this pattern info.

  3. Anonymous4/25/2012

    Someone had fun using odd scraps by tying them all together. Way too much fun ~ there are several yarns out now that "change" from one style/pattern to the next. They are delightful!

    1. Yes, using scraps it even a technique you could use to create your own one-of-a-kind yarn. :)

  4. Cindy Pardo9/23/2012

    Just started carrying Be Sweet Yarn in our Fair Trade retail store and have been looking for patterns to inspire our customers and potential students. I am about to go get a skein of the Magic Ball yarn (which is just beautiful) and make a sample. Thanks for the pattern.

  5. Anonymous2/09/2013

    So Beautiful! Thanks for the pattern. I just bought a ball of this yarn. Bernie