Inc 1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Pm = Place marker
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip the next stitch knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yo = Yarn over

GAUGE: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4 in. garter stitch.

Before you begin: This project from is knit from the top center (the part closest to your clavicle bone if you wear it as shown) and consists of two small triangles that make one larger one. To avoid confusion, use a safety pin to mark the front of your project while knitting.

With pair of needles, cast on 3 sts.

1st row: (RS). Inc 1 in first st. K1, place marker (Pm) for center st.

Inc 1 in last st. 5 sts.

2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: K1. yo. Knit to marked st. yo. K1. yo. Knit to last st. yo. K1.
4 sts increased.

4th row: Knit. Rep last 2 rows until there are 173 sts, changing to circular needle to accommodate all sts and ending with a WS row.


1st row: (RS). K1. Pm. Knit to center marked st. yo. K1. yo. Pm.

Knit to end of row.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K1. yo. Knit to marker.
Slip marker. K1. (yo. K1. Sl1.
K2tog. psso. K1. yo. K1) 14 times.

Knit to center marked st. yo.
K1. yo. Knit to next marker. (K1. yo. K1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K1. yo.) 14 times. Knit to last st. yo. K1.
(4 sts increased). Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. Knit 5 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

KNIT COWL PATTERN FINISHED SIZE: About 40 in. at widest point.

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Tri-Light Knit Cowl Pattern designed by Vickie Howell.