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Pretzel cowl

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pretzel cowl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • some experience with two-color knitting

Pattern Description:

Inspired by Bavarian autumn festivals like the Oktoberfest this cowl came into existence. It has pretzels all around and a nice little blue and white Bavarian peerie pattern. The striped ribbing fits perfectly around it. As there are at most two colors in one round this project is also suitable for stranded knitting beginners. Note: I used the two-colored cast-on (you need to use a smaller needle size there) and included a little picture tutorial in the pattern. You can adjust the pattern in length by repeating additional chart repeats. So you can make your own super Pretzel loop! I hope you have as much fun knitting and wearing it as I have! There is also a pretzel beanie available. And there is also a little surprise included in the pattern ;-)


8 stitches and 9 rows = 1 x 1 inch in stranded knitting

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • measuring flat: height: 15.5 cm width: 30 cm


  • about 20 g 4-ply sock yarn in off-white or white
  • about 25 g 4-ply sock yarn in blue
  • about 25 g 4-ply sock yarn in light blue
  • about 20 g 4-ply sock yarn in brown
  • Circular needle 40 cm 2.75 mm(only for the cast-on and cast-of to prevent curling) and 3.5 mm
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

229 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Opal solid 4-ply , Buttinette sckli


off-white, brown, light blue, medium blue

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