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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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Dandelion Days Cowl

from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dandelion Days Cowl
Dandelion Days Cowl
Dandelion Days Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increases
  • decreases
  • cast on
  • knit in round
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

Dandelion Days has a beautiful combination of lace & seed stitch which makes this cowl look more complicated than it actually is to knit. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it is to memorize the stitch pattern. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

The combination of the stitch pattern and pretty yellow yarn reminds me of a field full of dandelions. What flowers will your combination evoke?

The pattern is easily customizable to make a smaller/longer cowl and/or shorter/taller cowl. Notes are included as to how to modify the pattern to fit your needs.


26 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on
US size 5 needles

Exact gauge is not important but do note that a looser gauge will result in the use of more yardage

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30" around by 11" tall, easily customizable


  • 1 US 5 size (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular
  • Approx. 375 yards of fingering weight yarn - Testers used anywhere from 313 yards to 400 yards total, depending on gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch marker for marking beginning of round