Houndstooth Check Cowl by Megan knitprints

Houndstooth Check Cowl

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February 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in houndstooth check stitch (over pattern stitch)
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
144 yards (132 m)
one size: 26″ circumference (13″ laid flat) and 8″ tall
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A cozy, stylish cowl perfect for winter days.

Requires two colors of any bulky-weight yarn (about 72 yards/66 meters per color), so it’s a great way to use some stashed yarn.

Skills used in this pattern:

  • casting on/off
  • knitting in the round
  • purling in the round
  • knitting a stitch below (explained in pattern notes)

Errata notes below are for the former blog version, the PDF version is up-to-date.

Update, July 23, 2011: Please note that round 5 has changed from the previous version to “Switch to MC, ^HCS, k1, rep from ^ to end of round.” (Round 5 was formerly “Switch to MC, k2, ^HCS, k1, rep from ^ to end of round.”) Many thanks to my test knitter Nepenthe for suggesting this change!

Update, July 25: Changed the pattern to end on round 6 rather than 5. Again, thanks Nepenthe!

Update, January 23, 2012: Changed row 3 to ^k1, HCS, rep from ^ to end of round“ from “k1, ^HCS, k1, rep from * to end of round,” and changed cast on number from odd to even. Many thanks to Gr8Kate for catching this error!