Christmas Treat Cowl


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Part of the Christmas Treat Collection, this cosy cowl featuring candy canes, gingerbread men, and snowflakes will get you in the mood for Christmas! Written for one size, but easily adjustable to suit, it is quick to knit making it the perfect gift knitting. Whether you give it as a gift or keep it for yourself, this fun to knit cowl will put a smile on everyone’s face.


Method: This stranded colorwork cowl is knit in the round from the top down and can be worked in three or more contrasting colors (cowl shown uses four colors).

It can be knitted on dpns, by magic loop, or on a 15” (40 cm) circular.

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

Size: This pattern is written in one size measuring 22.75” (58cm) in circumference and 10.5” (26.5 cm) tall, but this is adjustable. Instructions on how to alter it are given in the pattern.

Yarn: You can use any 4 ply yarn that you like and with which you can get gauge to knit this cowl.

This is a great pattern to experiment with color and use mini skeins or any leftovers lurking in your stash. Be creative, have fun, but keep in mind changes will affect yardage and number of ends to weave in. The amounts of each color required will depend on how many colors you pick and where you choose to use them in the cowl. As a guide:

Four color cowl as pictured
MC – Approx.  140 metres,     153 yards
CC1 – Approx. 100 metres,     108 yards
CC2 – Approx. 7 metres,         8 yards
CC3 – Approx. 41 metres,       45 yards

Gauge: 8 stitches and 8 rows per inch (2.5cm) over colorwork pattern.

Needles: 3mm dpns, 15” (40 cm) circular, long circular for magic loop or size needed for gauge

Other Materials Required:
Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
Darning needle to sew in ends.


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