Sharing Creativity DK by Pamela Kay

Sharing Creativity DK

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+
low vision format available
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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

Sharing Creativity - Fingering Weight Pattern

Sharing Creativity - Super Bulky Weight Pattern

PATTERN UPDATES

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2-2021 Version 2

  • Pattern has been reformatted. No changes were made to the actual pattern.
  • Separate Low Vision and Screen Reader accessible formats have been included.

DESCRIPTION
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.

SIZES
Size: 1 (2)
Neck Circumference: 20 (24)” / 50 (60) cm - Pattern has options for increasing these measurements
Center Depth: 20 (20)” / 50 (50) cm
#SizeInclusive

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

Recommended Needles: US 6 / 4 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-two sizes larger for the I-cord bind off).

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

YARN
This cowl is designed for a DK weight yarn. I used Malabrigo Yarn Sock held double (Baco, Parade, Carnival, and Mask), a 3 ply Light Fingering 100% SW Merino Wool (440 yds / 402 m, 100 grams). 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!

Yardage:
Fingering Weight: 721 (880) yds / 660 (805) meters
DK Weight: 360 (440) yds / 330 (402) meters.

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

ACCESSIBILITY
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.

SHARING
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!

~ 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, 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! ~

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