Monday, December 19, 2011

Knitting Pattern: Basketweave Cowl

This is the first knitting pattern I have created! And it's an easy one. Even if you are just learning to knit you can knit this. Why? Because it's fast so you don't get bored. It uses big needles which makes it easy to learn to knit. Kind of how when you were learning to write you used a big pencil. It uses 2 balls of thick yarn. And it teaches you the 2 basic stitches and how to knit in the round. The other bonus? I'm including videos of how to do each stitch in case you need it. These aren't my videos, but they are good videos!

What You'll Need:
Size 13 circular needles in a length of 29"
2 balls (or 218 yds) of a bulky 12 ply yarn. I used Loops & Thread Charisma in a charcoal. You can even use an extra bulky yarn if you want it to be really thick.
A stitch marker

What you need to know: (click on the links if you need a video to show you how)
Long tail cast on
Join in circle
Purl (continental) Purl (throwing)
How to add another ball of yarn
Bind off
How to weave in the ends

This is simple now!
Cast on 132 stitches. Join in the round.

Rows 1-3: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 4-6: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 7-9: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 10-12: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 13-15: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 16-18: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 19-21: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 22-24: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 25-27: Knit 3, Purl 3
Rows: 28-30: Purl 3, Knit 3
Rows 31-33: Knit 3, Purl 3

Bind off. Weave in ends.


  1. i found your t-shirt scarf tutorial on instructables and i love it! i am going to try it tomorrow! this tutorial also makes me want to start knitting again! i love all of your stuff!

  2. Glad you enjoy it & that it helps to inspire you!

  3. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I just picked up some charisma wool and was looking for a cowl pattern. I'm just learning to knit so this pattern will be great. I'm so excited! Thank you so much for posting this :)

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  5. Just started this pattern as a last minute gift, can't wait to see the outcome! Thank You! Lealo:)


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