Saturday, April 5, 2014

Simple Grey Cowl

This simple grey infinity scarf will keep you warm, while adding a nice touch to your ensemble. Grey goes with almost everything, so this is scarf is a wardrobe staple. 

The scarf has simple stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch.
This scarf is worked flat then seamed together. I used Vanna's Choice in Silver Grey with size 10 1/2 needles for drape. 
Co 35
Row 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12: knit
Row 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11: purl
Bo loosely, seam together. Weave in ends, and you're done!
My finished cowl is about 9"x 66"
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

51 comments:

  1. don't think that is all there is to this pattern doesn't look complete

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    1. The 12 rows shown are the stockinette portion. What's missing is the garter stitch portion. Add 12 rows in garter and repeat the 24 rows until it measures 66 inches.

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    2. Oops. The pattern is correct as shown. I misread the row numbers.

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    3. This is the entire pattern. There is no garter stitch portion. It is only a 12 row repeat.

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  2. It is knitted length wise, then seamed. Pattern seems complete to me.

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    1. P.S., then it is doubled over neck.

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  3. it is only 12 rows? Doesn't seem long enough?

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    1. Repeat pattern until it reaches 66 inches.

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    2. How many balls did it take?

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  4. Just repeat the 12 rows till you have 66". Then join in the round on the two short ends.

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  5. How much yarn does it take?

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  6. How many skeins of Vanna's Choice Yarn did you use with size 10 1/2 needles?

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    1. I used two skeins to wrap it twice around my neck.

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    2. The given pattern is not the same scarf as the photo shows. This pattern of knit one row, purl one row is what is called STOCKINETTE STITCH...To show the "stripes" that show in the photo, the pattern would need to be something like knit 6 stitches, purl 6 stitches across the row. You don't get stripes like the photo UNLESS you change the type of stitch like my example gives......

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    3. I don't think you read the entire pattern. The numbers of the rows are so that there are 6 rows of stockinette, then so it switches to 6 rows of stockinette facing the other side. If I did k6, p6 across the row, it would give me vertical stripes, not horizontal stripes as I have here.

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  7. I'm. Really new to knitting. I'm still confused on the pattern. I knit a row and purl a row for the first 6 rows. Why do I do after that?

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    1. You reverse it so the stockinette is facing the other way. Look at the numbers of the rows again.

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  8. I can see what you've done on row 7 you have reversed the stoking stitch, so you get the purl stitches facing....read the pattern again people, it confused me at first and im an experienced knitter. I just wasn't reading it correctly. Thanks

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    1. Yes, the rows numbers seem to be confusing some knitters.

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  9. Hi do u just seam the short end, or down the long length forming a tube as well?

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  10. I only seamed the two 9" sides together.

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  11. you are supposed to knit row 1 and purl row 2 then knit row 3 tthen purl row 4 and so forth what is so hard about it to understand so when you are knitting it u r knitting it "with the grain" as a matter of speaking NOT LONG-WISE U R KNITTING THE DIRECTION OF SHORT ROWS REPEATING THE 12 ROWS AS SHOWN UNTIL U GET 66"..... WHAT IS THERE TO BE CONFUSED ABOUT???? i lOVE THIS SCARF, ALYSSA

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    1. I guess the pattern just needs to be re-read! :) thanks!

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  12. This is a wonderfully easy patten. I am starting it next. So easy and pretty. It will look great in a variety of yarns. It would be nice if everyone read the pattern carefully before asking questions. You covered all the details in your instructions. Great job.

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  13. How about making this an an infinity scarf .... less stitches and longer ??

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    1. If you want to make it narrower, any amount of stitches would work for this pattern. To make it longer, just add more repeats of the 12-row pattern.

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    2. Would it work as an infinity scarf ... both sides will not be the same ... does that really matter

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  14. Would it work as an infinity scarf ... both sides will not be the same ... does that really matter

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    1. The sides will be mostly the same. The pattern is reverse stockinette stripes, so the stripes show on both sides. This is an infinity scarf, with the ends seemed together.

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  15. thank you so much!! just finished this scarf. beautiful!! not sure why some people are confused with the pattern...the pattern you listed is identical to the picture! made it for christmas gift! thanks

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    1. Thanks! This is a great gifting pattern!

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  16. This is a lovely pattern and really easy as long as you read it through carefully. Thanxx

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  17. Is it size 10 1/2 US needles as im in uk

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    1. Yes, the 10 1/2 are US size needles.

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    2. Oh lord, I am so glad I read this....I was about to start knitting this on 10.5mm not size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) I would have wondered why on earth this was so loose!

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  18. I'm looking forward to making this, just ordered the yarn and needles, this will be my very first project. Its a beautiful scarf.

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    1. Thank you! This is a fantastic project for beginners just learning the basic knit and purl stitches!

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  19. Making this right now, it's my first knitting project and I think it was a perfect choice for a beginner! I'm building my skill and I'm so much faster now! Love the pattern, it makes a nice flexible cozy scarf! Thanks!

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    1. Projects like this are really great for building speed and getting a more even knitting texture, so I think this is a perfect scarf for beginners! I'm glad you're making this!

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  20. I'm a beginner and I think this is a wonderful project to start with. I'd like to make this a shawl but I'm not sure just how to go about making it wider. Would you help me out please?

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    1. Cast on any number of stitches you want to make it wider. I cast on 35 stitches, but maybe 50 you'll work.

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  21. This might be a done question, but can't you just knit this in the round on circulars, rather than seeming at the end?

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  22. If you knit this in the round, you wouldn't be able to get the horizontal stripes like how I have them. You could knit it in the round, it would just be different.

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  23. Hi, I'm really sorry to ask the question that seems to have already been stressed but I am still confused. I am a beginning knitter and I have read and re-read the pattern and the comments. I'm on row 8 of following the knit, purl, knit, purl instructions and am just not seeing how the stripes are being accomplished. To I just need to keep going or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for the feedback!

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    1. It's six rows of stockinette, and then six rows of reverse stockinette. Stockinette is when you knit a row, purl the next, knit the next, and so on. To accomplish the reverse stockinette, you will knit two rows in a row, and then purl the next row. I have the pattern numbered in this way, so maybe reread the pattern to see if you just continued in stockinette and didn't reverse?

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    2. I think that just be where I made the mistake. Thank you so much for the clarification!

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