Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color Theory Cowl Pattern

This pattern is great for using up a few odd skeins leftover from a big project. For an advanced knitter it is a weekend project, and for a beginner, it is a simple introduction to increasing and decreasing.

The Color Theory Cowl was knit with 2 contrasting skeins of Noro Kureyon in shades 102 and 172 I recommend using a self striping yarn they make the pattern more interesting and inspired the name "color theory cowl."

Gauge on size 10 needles - 15 stitches and 23 rows in a 4" x 4" square. Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern.

Finished garment is 12" tall and 28" in diameter

Using your favorite provisional cast on method, cast on 60 stitches

Row 1: knit to end
Row 2: k2tog k3 p52 k2 inc1 k1

Repeat these two rows while alternating colors every four rows.

When you reach the diameter that you want (I continued until I ran out of yarn) connect the two ends using the kitchener stitch as shown below.

When you finish, put your pictures on Ravelry


  1. You are sooooo sweet for sharing your pattern for free. It is so sharp...it can be made with any yarn.

    Thanks so much keep and up the good work!!!

  2. I love this and thanks for the links to the videos. I've been meaning to try kitchener stitch for some time now and this is the perfect project. Thanks for sharing! Pinning it now x

  3. Thanks, kitchener stitch is the best!!


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