Scrappy Bias Cowl – Free Knitting Pattern

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Scrappy Bias Cowl – Free Knitting Pattern

Scrappy Bias Cowl - Free Knitting Pattern

I can’t get enough of scrap-busting! All this month I’ve been working on scrap knit and crochet projects, and have actually made a big dent in my scrap bag! Earlier this month I released the Scrappy Bias Scarf, and that came out so nice I figured a cowl was in order.

It really is an easy cowl, the hardest part might be seaming the ends together if you’ve never done it before. Weaving in tails is a bit daunting, so I really recommend weaving in a few here and there as you go along and don’t save it all for the end. If you are doing just one or a few colors, your cowl will knit up lickety split!

You’ll be holding two strands of yarn throughout the entire project, which means your cowl will be thick and cozy. Have fun playing with color! Changing out just one color at a time gives a really cool marling effect.

I can’t wait to see what yours looks like – don’t forget to share pictures!

Scrappy Bias Cowl - Free Knitting Pattern

Scrappy Bias Cowl – Free Knitting Pattern

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Size 11 Knitting Needles (straight or circular),
Approx. 150-200 Yards Worsted Weight Yarn
Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29 in. Size 11 (8 mm)Worsted weight yarn


6 stitches and 6 rows in 2” garter stitch


Entire project is worked holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together. Change just 1 strand/color out at a time for a fading effect.

CO – Cast On
K – Knit
Kfb – Knit front and back
K2tog – Knit two together
St(s) – stitch(es)
Rep – Repeat

Let’s begin!

Holding 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together,
CO 28
:If using long tail cast on, skip row 1:

1. K across

2. Kfb
K until 2 sts remain

3. – ?. Rep rows 1 and 2 until cowl measures approx 23-26”

Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Fold ends together, matching up the stitches.
Seam ends together using whipstitch or mattress stitch.

Weave in ends.

Stay warm!

Knit Throws

Yarn Whimsies

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