Knitting a Cowl – Combed Mink and Cashmere

Hi,

In this post I share a pattern for knitting the gorgeous and decadently soft cowl shown in the image below.  You and I both love free scarf patterns, and winter will be here before you know it, so start knitting a cowl today!

When I discovered the Jade Sapphire Moonlight yarn,which is made of combed mink and cashmere, I decided that it would be the perfect yarn for knitting a cowl.  This is the perfect gift for friends and family members that complain of scratchy scarves and cowls!  The mink is a short fiber and adds a casual look to the yarn because of the variation in thickness, but the brocade lace pattern still shows beautifully.

Needles

One 32 inch US size 7 circular needles

One tapestry needle

 

Yarn

Jade Sapphire Moonlight

50% Cashmere

50% Combed Mink

50g, 120 yds per skein

2 skeins – cowl

 

With US 7 circular needles loosely cast on 204 stitches.

Row 1: Join with first cast on stitch.  * k, p2 k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, skp, p2 *.   Repeat from * to * to end.  (17 times).  This starts the brocade pattern separated by one k1.

Row 2: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.  Row 3: * k1, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, p2 *.   Repeat * to * to end.

Row 4: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 5: * k1, p2, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k1*.  Repeat * to * to end.

Row 6: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 7: * k1, p2, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2 *.  Repeat * to * to end.

Row 8: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 9- 16:  Repeat rows 1 through 8.

Rows 17-28 form and elongated pattern to use the yarn more effectively.  If you have extra yarn you may also continue with the regular pattern.

Row 17: * k, p2 k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, skp, p2 *.   Repeat from * to * to end.  (17 times).

Row 18: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 19: * k1, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, p2 *.   Repeat * to * to end.

Row 20: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 21: * k1, p2, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k1*.  Repeat * to * to end.

Row 22: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 23: * k1, p2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, p2 *.   Repeat * to * to end.

Row 24: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 25: * k1, p2, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, k1*.  Repeat * to * to end.

Row 26: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Row 27: * k1, p2, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2 *.  Repeat * to * to end.

Row 28: * k1, p2, k7, p2 *.  Repeat from * to * to end.

Rows 29-44:  Repeat rows 1 through 8 twice.

Loosely cast off all stitches.

Weave in loose ends.

I have a nice, free PDF of this pattern on Craftsy that is a little more printer friendly.  So if you want to try this free knitting pattern for knitting a cowl then you can head on over to my Craftsy store here and download the knit cowl pattern.
If you do end up knitting a cowl from my free pattern then please leave a comment either here or on my Facebook page.  Thanks!

Happy knitting!

Kirsten

free knitting pattern

6 Responses to Knitting a Cowl – Combed Mink and Cashmere

  1. Kelly October 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I ran across this pattern today, and thought it was just what I wanted and have been looking for, On my way out the door to find some yarn, and when I get home I am going to do nothing but knit, no supper tonite my dear, I am so excited to start this, as the winters here can be awfully brutal and cold. Once you make one, you just maybe want to make a different color for everyday. Thanks for sharing this pattern with others, what a wonderful pattern. Thank alot and keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly Harder

  2. Kirsten October 13, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    Kelly,

    Thanks for the kind words. And thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Many people have downloaded this free knitting pattern on Craftsy, but you are the first to comment. I appreciate that!

    It is getting cold here in New England, and despite the fact that I love the summer, I must admit that I am excited to start wearing this cowl. In fact, the family and I are going to a Fall festival on the coast today and I will wear this cowl to combat the chilly breeze. It is too soft and warm to leave at home.

    Best regards,

    Kirsten

  3. judy April 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    i am having trbl finding this yarn. can you think of any other yarn that would be a good substitute? can’t wait to start knitting this beautiful pattern. thanks so much for sharing.

    • Kirsten April 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Judy,
      You can still get the yarn at Fabulous Yarn, http://www.fabulousyarn.com/jade_hscashmere_moonlight.shtml, but it is pricey. I am not sure how the yardage will work out with another yarn. However, it is a cowl and I am confident that it would knit up well in another worsted weight yarn. You may find you need a third skein to get the width you want.
      Kirsten

  4. Millie November 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Love this pattern but I think there is a problem with Row 5. I think there may be an extra stitch or I messed up some along the line. Please let me know if I missed something. Thanks so much!!!

    • Kirsten November 6, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      I am sorry to hear you are having a problem! Can you be more specific? Check your overall stitch count. It should not change. You can also look at the chart to verify your stitches.
      Kirsten

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