Knit with straight needles, this knit gradient cowl scarf is perfect for beginner knitters learning new stitches. Grab your favorite yarn and get knitting!
Grab your size 10’s! We’re making a cowl!
When I was taking my latest sorting test on Pottermore (Hufflepuff btw – FINALLY) I was asked if I prefer cold or hot weather… and of course I chose cold because I love nothing more than to burrow under my blankets with Grampa the Cat and read a good book or just sleep. If I have to venture out? You can bet I am also bundling up.
One of my favorite things to wear and make during the winter season are cowls. They’re like scarves but they just live around your neck so you don’t have to worry about the ends of your scarf being at the wrong angle or whatever. You don’t have to worry about it falling off or getting in the way. Really, I love making scarves but I love it when they’re no fuss. So… yeah, I live by the love of the cowl.
This particular cowl is ridiculously easy to make even for beginners. Really though, the yarn is the star. It’s what gives it that beautiful pink and purple gradient. You can use any yarn you’d like but for this particular pattern you’re going to want a self striping yarn, or a gradient yarn.
Beginner Knit Gradient Cowl Scarf
Time: Weekend Project
Cost: $10 or less
Suggested tunes: Brian Fallon – SleepWalkers
Cast on 100 stitches
Row 1-2 Knit
Row 3-4 Purl
Repeat rows 1-4 until you finish your skien.
The second row of each set makes your pattern.
Lay the piece flat flip one side of the work over, forming a twist in the middle. Use the yarn needle and stitch the ends together.
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And you’re done! Super easy right! Pair with your favorite hot cocoa and winter jacket or a light flannel for those mild windy days!