One Skein Knit Cowl Free Pattern

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One skein knit cowl free pattern!

Lumi Cowl is a one skein knit cowl free pattern! This knit cowl begins with a bottom border of garter stitch. Next comes a lace panel, and then it is finished with a top border of garter stitch. I made my original with just one skein of Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects. Sadly, this yarn has been discontinued. I recommend Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted as a substitute. You will need just one skein.

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Where can you get this cowl pattern?

This pattern is free and you can get it right here in my post, just scroll down. However, if you would prefer an ad-free PDF that is easy to print, you can purchase that for just a few dollars on Ravelry or Etsy!

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As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

2022 Stash Busting Challenge

Are you here for the 2022 Stash Busting Challenge? Welcome! Lumi Cowl is a beautiful, simple one skein cowl knit in worsted weight yarn. From June 15-21 you can get the Lumi Cowl pattern download free! For this blog hop, you’ll need to first go to my roundup page to get this week’s coupon code and to see ALL of this week’s free patterns. Then head back to this post and scroll all the way to the bottom for the download link.

Lumi Cowl, a One Skein Knit Cowl Free Pattern

Designed by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Measurements 29 ½ inches around x 9 ¼ inches wide [75 cm around x 23.5 cm wide]

Yarn I used Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects (100% Extra-Fine Merino Wool; 208 yds [190 m]; 3.5 oz [100 g]; Yarn Weight: 4/medium): #305 Grey, 1 skein.

However, this yarn has been discontinued. Instead, I suggest Cascade Yarns Eco Duo #1703 Storm.

Knitting Needles 24 inch long size 8 circulars [61 cm long size 5 mm circulars], or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Stitch marker, yarn needle.

Gauge 3 patt repeats x 33 rows = About 5 inches [12.5 cm] in lace patt st (See below).

Lace pattern

Note: This section is for reference. Do not begin your cowl here.

CO mult of 6 sts, plus 1.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo, K1, rep from * across. See short video tutorials for SKP and K2tog here.

Row 2 and all even numbered rows: P all sts.

Row 3: K2, yo, *K3, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 5: K2tog, yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo, *SK2P, yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, SKP.

Row 7: K1, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SKP, K1, rep from * to end.

Row 9: Repeat Row 3.

Row 11: K1, *K2tog, yo, SK2P, yo, SKP, K1, rep from * to end.

Row 12: P all sts.

Repeat Rows 1-12 for patt.

One skein handknit cowl in mottled gray and white. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Cowl

Note: Begin your cowl here.

Bottom Edging

CO 108

Rnd 1: Join to work in the rnd, place stitch marker to indicate beginning of each rnd, K all sts.

Rnd 2: P all sts.

Rnds 3-10: Alternate repeating Rnds 1 and 2.

Lace Panel

Rnd 1 (RS): K1, *yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo**, K1, rep from * across, ending last rep at **. See short video tutorials for SKP and K2tog here.

Rnd 2 and all even numbered rnds: P all sts.

Rnd 3: K2, yo, *K3, yo, rep from * to last st, K1 — 144 sts.

Rnd 5: K2tog, yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo, *SK2P, yo, SKP, K1, K2tog, yo, rep from * to last st, pass the last st over the first st. (Your first st remains the first st, the last yo of this rnd becomes the last st) — 108 sts.

Rnd 7: K1, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SKP**, K1, rep from * around, ending last rep at **.

Rnd 9: Repeat Row 3 — 144 sts.

Rnd 11: K1, *K2tog, yo, SK2P, yo, SKP**, K1, rep from * around, ending last rep at ** — 108 sts.

Rnd 12: P all sts.

Rnds 13-44: Repeat Rnds 1-12 twice, repeat rnds 1-8.

Top Edging

Rnd 1: P all sts.

Rnd 2: K all sts.

Rnds 3-10: Alternate repeating Rnds 1 and 2. Bind off.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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Would you like to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF of my Lumi Cowl knitting pattern? You can buy it on Ravelry or Etsy!

My first version of this one skein knit cowl free pattern was made with handspun yarn. You can see this cowl below. I made the “official” version in a commercially-available yarn so that you could see it, and hopefully love it, in a yarn that you could purchase.

One skein handknit cowl in stripes of red, blue, and green.
Close up of handknit cowl in handspun yarn with red, green, and blue.
And a close-up just because this handspun yarn is so pretty!

This one skein knit cowl free pattern is great for gifting! It works up fast and it’s so pretty and soft. Who will you make one for?

Free download for the 2022 Stash Busting Challenge

The Lumi Cowl knitting pattern download is free from June 15-21! Grab this week’s coupon code from the roundup page and then click the button below. Use the coupon code and checkout and your download will be free!

Happy stitching,

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