A Checkered Past Cowl

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A Checkered Past Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: A Checkered Past Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yo= yarn over

Pattern Description:

This casual yet elegant cowl features a repeating checkerboard pattern... but with eyelets hidden in every other square.

The cowl is knit in the round on circular needles to eliminate seaming at the end. The design is reversible and looks equally good on both sides.


20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in
Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished cowl measures approximately 27" x 8"


  • About 200 to 215 yards of Worsted weight yarn
  • Size 8, 16 inch circular knitting needles
  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece


Willow Leaf

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About Designer

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I've been knitting and crocheting for over 25 years now and learned these crafts as a small child from my grandmother. My hands haven't been idle since!

You can view my pattern collection on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/melissa-martinez-acts-of-knittery-designs

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