Grandstand Cowl

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Finished Height About 9 in. (23 cm)


8 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (knit every row).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Seed St (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: P the knit sts, and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

1. Cowl is worked in one piece in bands of Garter st (knit every row), Seed st, and a simple slip st pattern.
2. Always slip sts as if to purl.

With A, cast on 38 sts.
Rows 1-10: Work in Garter st (knit every row).
Row 11: With B, k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 12: With B, k1, *p2, sl 1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 13 and 14: With A, work in Garter st.
Rows 15-26: Rep Rows 11-14.
Row 27: With B, work in Garter st.
Rows 28-36: With B, work in Seed st.
Rep rows 1-36 for 3 more times – you will have worked Rows 1-36 a total of 4 times.
Bind off.

Sew ends together. Fold piece in half lengthwise and sew long edges together to make a double-thick Cowl.
Weave in ends.

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