Perfectly Amiable Cowl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Perfectly Amiable Cowl

November 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 350 yards (146 - 320 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Main Features

  • features mosaic colorwork, which only uses one color at a time: a fun and simple introduction to knitting colorwork!

  • features ribbing that makes for a cozy fit

  • includes 3 sizes, each with a different height and circumference

  • easy to adjust the height by adjusting the number of repeats worked

  • worked in the round bottom up using DK weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

The Perfectly Amiable Cowl is a quick and simple knit using DK weight yarn. It highlights a fun mosaic colorwork motif worked with only one strand of yarn per round.

The knit is simple, easy to follow, and a bit addicting. It’s the perfect knit for the evenings when you’d like something more engaging than plain stockinette, but you don’t feel like working anything too intricate or detailed.

This cowl is a simple design that provides a fun opportunity to play with contrasting colors. This pattern is worked bottom up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

You should be able to get two cowls out of just two skeins of DK weight yarn (one of each color) if you work at least one in the small size and switch your main color between projects.

The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and the charted instructions.

(Small, Medium Large)
Circumference: (20, 24.5, 29) in / (51, 62, 73.5) cm
Length: (9.75, 12.25, 15) in / (24.5, 31.5, 38) cm

(112, 175, 252) yds / (103, 160, 230) m; (49, 76, 109) grams DK weight yarn for MC
(44, 69, 99) yds / (40, 63, 90) m; (19, 30, 43) grams DK weight yarn for CC

Designed using AT Haynes’ House Yarns Community DK (100% Superwash Merino; 231 yds / 211 m, 100 g), shown in November Baby (MC) and Perfectly Amiable (CC) for the Medium sample. The colors are swapped in the Small sample.

This design was originally created for The Knitters Planner and as a collaboration with AT Haynes House Yarns. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

18 stitches, 24 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm mosaic colorwork pattern, worked in the round

4.0 mm (US size 6), or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long

Darning needle

Stitch marker, optional

The Perfectly Amiable Cowl includes knit, purl, and slip stitches to create the ribbing and mosaic colorwork. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to practice knitting in the round and get comfortable with mosaic colorwork… or colorwork in general!

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

What Knitters Are Saying:

“Great pattern. Well written and easy to follow.”

“I love this design! It’s one of those knits which looks complicated but is in fact very simple to knit with fab results!”

“I had a lot of fun knitting this pattern. The cowl that’s created is lovely, unique and very warm. I would definitely knit this concise, easy to follow pattern again.” -- MyCatSunny

“Lovely, relaxing mosaic pattern with mid entry modern design cues. Very easy to follow instructions.” -- @surgicalknits

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor (from The Knitters Planner) for this pattern.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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