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My first knitting project was a skinny garter scarf with disappointedly unevenly spaced rows made out of bleached-white yarn (acrylic worsted as I recall now) with hot pink stripe on each end. There ...

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ColorBand Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : ColorBand Cowl
ColorBand Cowl
ColorBand Cowl
ColorBand Cowl
ColorBand Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • provisional cast on
  • grafting with kitchener's stitch (instructions are provided)
  • read pattern

Pattern Description:

ColorBand Cowl is a loop in a loop. It's knitted in a round and then the ends are grafted with Kitchener's stitch (the grafting instructions are provided in the pattern). All of the color bands are made in slipstitch patterns - only one color is used on any given row, making it a perfect project for a colorwork beginner.

Fingering weight (shown in Knitpicks Pallette 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 50g 231yds):
2 balls of black (A);
1 ball each of:
cream (B);
dark grey "Asphalt Heather" (C);
medium blue "Pool" (D);
dark purple "Eggplant" (E);
medium purple "Huckleberry Heather" (F);
light purple "Hyacinth" (G);
teal "Calypso Heather" (H);
light blue "Sky" (I);
light green "Celadon Heather" (J);
orange "Rose Hip"(K);
red "Pimento" (L)


32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Salt and Pepper pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size
  • 14" tube (7" when worn) in a 55-60" long loop.


  • Fingering weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Double-pointed needles or circular knitting needles (two sets ) US 3/ 3.25 mm or size to obtain the gauge
  • Marker
  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knitpicks Palette