FREE Quick Knit Cowl Gift Pattern

The Sunset Song Knit Cowl is one of my own designs made to be part of the 3-2-1 Gift Along with Yarnspirations. It is the perfect project for beginners to push out of their comfort zone or a great easy pattern for advanced knitters. Using only two balls of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ you can make this quickly as a gift or for yourself. Learn how to make the shawl with me!


Making a 3 Ball Knit Cowl

Great to wear throughout the day or as a layering accessory under your coat. You can’t go wrong with this pattern and the 24 color choices that are available with Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™. Chic Sheep is a 100% merino wool yarn, making it especially warm throughout the cold weather months.

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Made in the round so that there is no seaming for this project makes it even easier and faster to complete. Because it is designed in the round you will need a stitch marker to know when you are at the beginning of each round. I love the knit row counter that we did a tutorial on the blog for. This is a great way to remind you to count each row as you work it. Learn more about this great row counter and how to use it in my tutorial.

When starting your cowl I suggest that you use the long tail cast on. This is my preferred method for most knit projects. It has great stability and a clean edge. If there is another method for casting on that you prefer please feel free to use it. Not sure how to start with a long tail cast on? Watch the video tutorial and check out my photo tutorial for starting the long tail cast on.

Sunset Song Knit Cowl Video Tutorial perfect two ball knit project

Video Tutorial

For Beginners

True beginners can still make this simple cowl. Skills required for this pattern are knitting and purling. If you haven’t mastered these stitches yet take a break and watch my video tutorials for how to work the stitches.

Knit Stitch English Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkzVGuaKsR8&t=26s

Purl Stitch English Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsPqLvRmOow&t=1s

Knit Stitch Continental Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3brKFKg5Yc&t=1s

Purl Stitch Continental Style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDt-8jqh4g

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Regarding Sunset Song Knit Cowl

Please note: errata to written pattern (video is correct) as of 11/19/19: The numbers were mixed up.

You will K4, P4 for the first 8 rounds, then switch to the basketweave pattern which is *P4, K4 for four rounds, then K4, P4 for four rounds; repeat from * in the basketweave pattern until the piece measures 11″ ending on the 8th round. Then, *P4. K4. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (P4, K4) ribbing 7 times more. Cast off knitwise.

Yarnspirations has been notified and an updated pattern should be released VERY soon! Sorry for the inconvenience.

Download the FREE Knit Cowl Pattern from Yarnspirations

Download the Sunset Song Knit Cowl pattern

Gift Along with Marly Bird and Yarnspirations

Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ Yarn

This fall join Yarnspirations and me for a 3-week Gift-A-Long where you’ll make three great patterns for both crocheters and knitters! Choose one craft or follow along with both.

Designed to help you jump start your gift giving list these items are also great to make for yourself and family. Change up the colors to fit your style and enjoy the fun of making along with others.

What I’m Wearing

Love the wrap that I am wearing? You can make your own!

The Chic Madison Crochet Wrap is also part of the 3-2-1 Gift Along. This pattern was designed by my friend Tamara from Moogly Blog.

Want to learn how to make the wrap from the beginning? Grab the FREE pattern from Yarnspirations and then watch my video tutorial for tips and tricks along the way.

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