Free Pattern :: The Quick Knit Cowl

 “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”  -- Elizabeth Zimmermann

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”  -- Elizabeth Zimmermann

This is it.  The ultimate in cozy quick knit gifts.  I tend to measure time to knit required by my Netflix binging, so this took 2.5 episodes of Gilmore Girls to complete, so in real time about 2.5 hours.

I rank this project as beginners. Super easy. Yes, you can do it. Get your yarn now and knit one for everyone on your gift list by the end of your Thanksgiving break! Seriously!

You will need:

2 skeins of Lion Brand Yarns Color Clouds Yarn (55yd /50m)
10.5 knitting needles
Tapestry needle
Tape measure
scissors
3 large buttons
 

Gauge: 1.5 sts to the inch. 

Seed Stitch:
Row 1: *K1, P1* repeat across the row.   
Row 2: Repeat Row 1.
Continue repeating Row 1 and 2

Cast on 13 stitches.  Begin knitting in Seed Stitch pattern. Continue working in Seed stitch for 31 ". 
Last 9 rows:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K3,YO1,K3YO1,K3,YO1,K4
Row 4: Purl - remember to purl the YO1. (These make the button holes.)
Row 5-9: Knit.

Finished length will be 34".

Sew in all tails.

Sew buttons into place.  You get different looks based on where you place them. Mine are sewn along one edge, 2" up from the bottom. Be sure button holes line up with the buttons.

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