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Aunt Frances (my grandmother's sister) taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. I've been knitting ever since. I challenged myself a few years ago by venturing into designing & writing patterns. Be ...

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Square Pools Cowl

from Patty's Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Square Pools Cowl
Square Pools Cowl
Square Pools Cowl
Square Pools Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Intarsia
  • Increase (kfb)
  • Decrease (ssk)

Pattern Description:

Get your checkerboard on...... on a slant, that is, with this bias-knit bargello cowl. The deep jewel tones of luscious sport-weight merino swim beautifully in square pools of color.


21 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect color placement, yardage and size of finished garment. It may be necessary to unravel gauge swatch and re-use the yarn. Take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size (with notes for increasing width & length)
  • 8 1/2" width; 24" circumference


  • US 6/4.0mm straight needles
  • Crochet hook: size F/3.75mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Small resealable plastic baggies (optional)
  • 75 yds of waste yarn in same weight as project yarn

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Exuberance (formerly called Sport Weight)


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