Sharing Creativity DK by Pamela Kay

Sharing Creativity DK

by Pamela Kay
Knitting
May 2020
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
721 - 880 yards (659 - 805 m)
2+
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“To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go and place them into each project that you make.” ~ Pat Bravo

Click here for Sharing Creativity - Fingering Weight Pattern

Sharing Creativity DK 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.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Size 1 (Size 2)
Neck circumference: 20” (24”) / 50 cm (60 cm) - Pattern has options for increasing these measurements
Center depth: 20” (20”) / 50 cm (50 cm)

YARN:
If using DK Weight:
Size 1 (Size 2)
360 (440) yds
330 (402) meters

If using Fingering Weight (held double):
Size 1 (Size 2)
721 (880) yds
660 (805) meters

SUGGESTED YARN:
Use up your stash! Use DK weight yarn, or hold two strands of Fingering Weight together. Use your creativity to create stripes, solids, fades, color blocks, or a mix match of everything!

GAUGE:
20 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked

SUGGESTED NEEDLES:
US 6 / 4 mm (or size needed to get gauge)
16” / 40 cm circular needles (OR) 40” / 101 cm circular needles (magic loop).
You may wish to use needles 1-2 sizes larger for I-cord bind off.

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

NOTIONS:
Removable stitch marker, BOR stitch marker, scissors, tapestry needle.

~ As soon as I finished knitting the fingering weight version of this cowl, I knew there must be one in DK, and I immediately cast on! DK weight yarn is my most favorite weight to knit! The thicker weight provides the perfect medium for blending two strands of fingering weight yarns into unlimited creative possibilities. I felt like I was creating a painting as I watched the colors flow and change throughout the process of knitting of this cowl.

DK weight has a firmer drape, and I love the way it gathers in front. Since I love cowls to sit closer to my neck, I added in extra decrease rows. This is completely customizable, and decreases may be left out to allow a looser neckline.

This project has helped to occupy my mind as well as the extra time that suddenly became available. I am happy to be able to share this design with you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it! ~

Share with me at: #sharingcreativitycowl

Helpful links:

M1R/M1L:
https://www.purlsoho.com/create/make-one-right-m1r-make-o

Knitted Cast On:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU2JKnPiRY8

I-cord bind off in the round:
https://youtu.be/zcFuSezK0ik

Grafting I-cord bind off:
https://youtu.be/gQLa-vjWQ-I