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)
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Sharing Creativity is FREE!

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

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4-24-2020 Version 2 PATTERN UPDATES

When there’s a better way to do something, it’s worth sharing, right?!?

The following updates have been added:

  • 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.


Scroll down to the bottom of these notes for links for helpful tutorials

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 (Size 2) 
Neck circumference: 20” (23”) / 50 cm (58 cm)
Center depth: 21” (21”) / 53 cm (53 cm)

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.

Fingering Weight
Size 1 (Size 2)
410 (450) yds
375 (412) 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.

Yarn used in sample shown (Size 1):
CA - Spunky Eclectic Panda (The Perfect Storm)
65% SW Merino/ 35% Bamboo Rayon
400 yds/365 meters

CB - Cascade Yarns Sorata (Deep Teal)
70% Llama 30% Silk
9 yds/8 meters

GAUGE: 21 sts & 50 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, blocked.
US 4/3.5 mm (or size needed to get gauge) 16”/40 cm circular needles or 40”/101 cm circular needles 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).

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

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

~ 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! ~

Share with me at: #sharingcreativitycowl

Helpful links:

Knitted Cast On:

I-cord bind off in the round:

Grafting I-cord bind off: