Knitting is a phenomenal way to express oneself. Calming, creative, and cozy, knitting allows us all to take a minute from our hectic lives to create something both beautiful and useful.

Though there are a billion reasons to fall in love with knitting, no one can deny that one reason stands out among the rest: color! Knitting allows you to create with all the colors of the rainbow, like an artist with an unlimited palette before her. Why choose just one scintillating shade when you can mix and match to your heart’s content?

That’s why we’ve found this jaw-dropping knitting pattern just for you: the Two Color Cozy Cowl. Not only is it chic as can be, but it’s also a brilliant example of the possibility of knitting with color! Don’t wait a second longer: Brighten up your wardrobe in a snap with this easy-as-pie knit cowl tutorial.

Two Color Cozy Cowl

Skill Level: Easy
Finished Circumference About 30 in. (76 cm)
Finished Height About 13 in. (33 cm)

Unique Yarn: Grapevine (2 balls)
Unique Yarn: Oceania (2 balls)
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

10 sts + 8 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) over Rnds 1-8 of Pattern st.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

1. Cowl is worked in one piece in the rnd with 2 strands of yarn held together, changing color to make stripes.
2. Do not cut yarn between color changes, carry color not in use up the wrong side of the Cowl.

With 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 74 sts. Place marker for beginning of rnd and join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts. Slip marker as you come to it on each rnd.
Knit 6 rnds.

Begin Pattern Stitch
Rnd 1:
With 2 strands of A held tog, *k2tog, but do not drop sts from left hand needle, k first st again, drop sts from left hand needle; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnds 3 and 4: Rep Rnds 1 and 2.
Change to B.
Rnds 5-8: With 2 strands of B held tog, rep Rnds 1-4.
Rep Rnds 1-8 until piece measures about 11 in. (28 cm) from beginning, end with a Rnd 8 as the last rnd you work.
With 2 strands of B held tog, knit 6 rnds.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Learn how to knit two together with our video:

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