As alluded to last week, I've put together a little trio of cowl patterns, all double knit, all reversible, and all using less than 200 yards each of two different colored yarns. Introducing, the Double Knit Three:
Ravelry (no account needed)
or purchase them individually for $1.99 on the Knit Picks website: Dots, Spots, Arrows
Circumference: 22.25”/ 56.5 cm
Dots & Arrows Height: 8.5”/ 21.5 cm
Spots Height: 7.5”/ 19 cm
(MC) 175 yds/160 m of DK or light worsted weight wool
(CC) 150 yds/140 m of DK or light worsted weight wool
Dots: (MC) Knit Picks Capra (85% Cashmere, 15% Merino, 123 yds/112 m per 50g), 2 balls in Black; (CC) Knit Picks Swish DK Bare (100% Merino, 246 yds/224 m per 100g), 1 hank
Spots: (MC) Knit Picks Swish DK (100% Merino, 123 yds/112 m per 50g), 2 balls in Eggplant; Knit Picks Capra, 2 balls in Fairy Tale
Arrows: (MC) Knit Picks Swish DK, 2 balls in Dove Heather; Knit Picks Capra, 2 balls in Honey
18 sts & 25 rows = 4"/10 cm in Double Knit Stockinette st
21 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette st
on US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles
2/11/12: The key for all three charts was mistaken; the explanation of the pink-colored square should be "k with CC, p with MC." This has been corrected in version 2 of the pattern.
The Double Knit Three is a trio of cowls done up in fun prints that add a splash to any ensemble: polka dots for whimsical flair, leopard print for when you’re feeling spicy, and a Southwestern-inspired geometrical pattern for more refined days. Because they are worked in the Double Knitting technique, they are reversible, thus doubling your Double Knit fun.
The pdf includes a brief introduction to the Double Knitting technique and patterns for all three cowls, with written directions and full colorwork charts. Each cowl uses 170 yards of a main color and 150 yards of contrast, so they work up pretty quickly and are a great way to use up extra yarn you have around. And it's not too late to add one of them to your holiday gift knitting list!
Six cowls in three. You can't go wrong with that!