by Kristen Mangus
Temperatures are starting to drop, but I’m not worried. I’m warm and cozy with my Garter Stitch Cowl around my neck. Loom knit with bulky blanket yarn this project knits up quickly.
This easy loom knit pattern is worked in garter stitch so you only need to know two stitches: knit and purl. Using two colors of yarn the pattern also creates stripes that gradually widen as you knit to create an eye-catching design. By carrying one color up the side while using the other color there are no pesky ends to weave in each time you switch colors.
Loom Knit Garter Stitch Cowl Pattern
Bernat Baby Blanket (10.5 oz/300 g; 258 yds/234 m) or Baby Blanket (3.5 oz/100 g; 86 yds/78 m)
Contrast A White 177 yds/160 m
Contrast B Lemon Lime 177 yds/160 m
Large Gauge (11/16”) loom with at least 62 pegs. Knifty Knitter Blue Long Loom was used in sample.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Approx = Approximately
EK = Ewrap knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
8 sts x 19 rows in 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch
SKILL LEVEL Easy
MEASUREMENTS 7.25” x 35” (18.5 cm x 89 cm) approx.
Longtail cast on is listed in pattern instructions, but you may use Double Ewrap cast on if you prefer.
Item will be worked in a flat panel back and forth. For right handed knitters start working first row from right to left; so your slip knot will start on the left. Work in the opposite direction for left handed knitters.
All knit stitches are EK to achieve gauge and measurements given. You may use the Uwrap knit but the gauge will change and final measurements will be smaller.
Cowl is worked in stripes that gradually widen with each repeat for bolder color bands.
Always twist contrasting yarn color up side of knitting, every other row, to avoid yarn tails.
With A, Longtail Cast on 16 pegs.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2: Knit (EK see Notes).
Row 3: Purl.
Stripe Pattern I
Row 4: With B, knit.
Row 5: With B, purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more for a total of 4 rows worked with B.
Row 6: With A, knit.
Row 7: With A, purl.
Rep last 2 rows once more for a total of 4 rows worked with A.
Rep Stripe Pattern I until work from beginning measures approx 10” (25.5 cm), ending with 4 rows of A. In sample, 7 stripes of A and 6 stripes of B were worked.
Stripe Pattern II
Next 6 rows: With B, rep Rows 4-5 three (3) times.
Next 6 rows: With A, rep Rows 6-7 three (3) times.
Rep last 12 rows for Stripe Pattern II until work from beginning measures approx 22” (25.5 cm), ending with 6 rows of A. In sample, 5 stripes of A and 5 stripes of B were worked.
Stripe Pattern III
Next 8 rows: With B, rep Rows 4-5 four (4) times.
Next 8 rows: With A, rep Rows 6-7 four (4) times.
Rep last 16 rows for Stripe Pattern III until work from beginning measures approx 35” (89 cm), ending with 7 rows of A. In sample, 4 stripes of A and 4 stripes of B were worked.
Purl Bind off in A.
Seam bind off edge to cast on edge.
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