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Square Pools Cowl


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Intarsia Increase (kfb) Decrease (ssk) GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Exuberance (formerly called Sport Weight) COLORWAY Electric Kool Aid

Recommended with this pattern

  • 75 yds of waste yarn in same weight as project yarn
  • US 6/4.0mm straight needles
  • Small resealable plastic baggies (optional)

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Patty's Knits
Patty's Knits
Patty Nance lives on the southern coast of Oregon with her husband, two motorcycles and lots of yarn. When she is not knitting, she teaches classes, designs hand-knits, and publishes patterns. Her book Bargello Knits (Cooperative Press, 2012) introduces her bargello knitting technique with an in-depth tutorial and 28 designs. Her work has appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine, Noro Knitting Magazine, Knitter’s Magazine, Knit Simple Magazine, Prism Arts, Knit Noro Accessories (Sixth & Spring Books, 2012) and with several yarn companies including Louet North America, Universal Yarn, and Cascade Yarns. Her patterns are available at, Craftsy, and Ravelry (username PattyKnits). For pattern support, e-mail with "Pattern Support" in the subject line.