For the birds cowl, pattern
For the birds….
Walking Percy our dog daily, I see so many beautiful birds each day, so I thought it’s time to knit something cute featuring birds.
I hope you too will enjoy this easy to knit, two color oversized cowl featuring stranded knitting to create a string of adorable birds with two differing rib patterns framing them. The size allows you to wear it many ways including wrapped around your neck twice to stay warm on those cooler days.
Techniques used: Knitted in the round with color changes, easy stranded knitting, ribbing, increases, catching floats in the back and stretchy bind off.
The pattern is written, has a chart and a how to video link on how to catch the floats in the back.
One size fits all.
Measurements: Bottom circumference 62”, Ribbing circumference 48”, Height 12”.
As shown, Textured yarn cakes with 250 yards in a thick and thin light fingering weight yarn (held double throughout)creating a sport weight yarn.
C1 - Silver, 3 cakes
C2 - Pavement, 1 cake
Alternatively use a sport weight in C1 350 yards & C2 120 yards.
US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle 36” (91 cm) in length.
19 Stitch markers, plus 1 for beginning round.
Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing.
20 sts and 24 rows in 4” of Stockinette stitch
You may knit tighter than I do, so I advise you to make a swatch to see what needle size works for you!
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