Free Knitting Pattern: Lumi Cowl

Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

This is “Lumi Cowl.” 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.

It is made with just one skein of Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects. This single ply wool yarn is SOOOOO soft!

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Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

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!

Lumi Cowl

Designed by April Garwood

Difficulty Level Intermediate

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

Yarn 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.

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 (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.

Cowl (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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Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

My first version of the Lumi Cowl 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.

Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio 5
Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio 6
And a close-up just because this handspun yarn is so pretty!

I will probably make more of these for gifts! One-skein projects are so great for gifting since they don’t cost a lot and finish pretty quickly. Who would you make one for?

Happy stitching,

April

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