Sharing Creativity by Pamela Kay

Sharing Creativity

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
low vision format available
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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

Sharing Creativity - DK Weight Pattern

Sharing Creativity - Super Bulky Weight Pattern



5-2023 - Eratta: PART 2 - Size 2: Round 99 The final stitch count should read: 120 sts. No other changes. Updated pattern reflecting this correction coming soon!

2-2021 v4 - The following correction has been made in PART 1 - SET UP: Alternate Row 3 (RS): k1, sl 1, k1, M1L, sl 1, k1. (1 inc)


  • Pattern has been reformatted.
  • Separate Low Vision and Screen Reader accessible formats have been included.
  • Advanced stitch option for symmetrical increases in Part 1
  • Improved join when beginning to knit in the round, thus omitting any need for duplicate stitches
  • Improved I-cord bind off instructions.

SHARING CREATIVITY is knit from the bottom up, working back and forth in relaxing garter stitch rows. Slip stitches are made at the beginning and end of each row to nicely finish the edges. The knitting is then joined to work in the round, and the length of the cowl is completed. An I-cord bind off finishes the neck opening.

Size: 1 (2)
Neck Circumference: 20 (23)“ / 50 (58) cm
Center Depth: 21 (21)” / 53 (53) cm

Gauge: 21 sts & 50 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked.
Note: Some testers found fiber content different from sample shown to yield different final measurements. If you are concerned about the final size, make a gauge swatch, soak for 15 minutes, lay out (don’t pin) to dry. Take your measurements for gauge after completely dry.

Recommended Needles: US 4/3.5 mm (or size needed to get gauge) 16” / 40 cm circular needle or 40” / 101 cm circular needle for magic loop. (If you find your bind off tends to be too tight, you may wish to use needles one size larger for the I-cord bind off).

Notions: Removeable stitch marker, BOR stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle.

This cowl is designed for a Fingering weight yarn. I used Spunky Eclectic Panda (The Perfect Storm) 65% SW Merino/ 35% Bamboo Rayon (400 yds / 365 meters) and Cascade Yarns Sorata (Deep Teal) 70% Llama 30% Silk (9 yds / 8 meters). This is meant to use just one skein from your stash (or any scraps from left over projects!) Create stripes, solids, fades, color blocks, or a mix match of everything! This makes this the perfect - truly FREE - project! If you have the means to do so, you might consider supporting your LYS or Indie Dyer. Your purchase would help support their small business during this uncertain time.

Yardage: 410 (450) yds / 365 (412) meters

Knit, purl, increasing, slipping stitches, knitting flat and in the round, I-cord bind off.

Low Vision Accessibility: This pattern is available in a low vision accessible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: LVA ALL CAPS. It is written in 24 point Arial font in all black text on a white background. All text is left-justified and has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. #LowVision

Screen Reader Compatibility: This pattern is also available in a screen reader compatible format as a separate PDF with the pattern file name: SRA ALL CAPS. It does not contain any parentheses, and it has been reviewed and tested to work with a screen reader.

See pictures of other Sharing Creativity Cowls and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #SharingCreativityCowl. Be sure to tag @ATouchOfHazel too!

~ I had planned to take my time with this project; working on it in between other things. I always like having a long term project, and being stuck at home for an undetermined amount of time, I knew I needed something to occupy my mind. Projects in fingering weight yarn usually take me forever to finish, so this would be perfect! But sometimes creativity has a way of running its own course. Once a few rows were started, a design began to form. The stitches flowed steadily, and before I knew it, this project was finished. I loved it immediately, and I knew I had to share it with others! So I’m sharing my creativity with you. I can’t wait to see how you make it your own! ~

M1R/M1L (Purl Soho)
Knitted Cast On (YouTube)
I-cord bind off in the round (YouTube)
Grafting I-cord bind off (YouTube)