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Home : Patterns : Paint Palette Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern: Paint Palette Cowl

Lion Brand® Amazing® - Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 90640C
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 19 x 56 in. (48.5 x 142 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 19, 2010)
Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and seam ends of piece to make a tube.
Weave in ends.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Color (A)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-201: Amazing Yarn: Ruby
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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Fun Fur®

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Vanna's Choice®
Fisherman Linen White Pink Aqua Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Wild Berry Rose
Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey Charcoal Grey
Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive Radiant Lime
Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print Denim Mist
Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal Grey Marble
Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam Oceania
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Cobalt Red Champagne
Tigers Eye Chocolate Taupe Terracotta Neon Orange Orchid Magenta Grape
Onyx Sterling Black Neon Lemon Amber Aquamarine Violet Purpletini
Neon Lime Indigo Lava Sandstone Confetti Citrus Tropical Mango
Ginger Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
Aurora Ruby Rainforest Wildflowers Mesa Olympia Arcadia Pink Sands
Glacier Bay Strawberry Fields Mauna Loa Constellation Roses Cobblestone Violets Carnival
*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
•  825-201 Amazing Yarn: Ruby
$ 16.58  
Note: (A)
•  860-148 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Burgundy
$ 8.78  
Note: (B)
•  320-126 Fun Fur Yarn: Chocolate
$ 9.98  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Paint Palette Cowl

Lion Brand® Amazing® - Vanna's Choice® - Fun Fur®


14 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with C.

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.

Making a Gauge Swatch


1. Scarf is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Scarf is designed so that edges will softly roll.
2. Scarf in knit as a long strip. If desired, you can seam cast on and bound off ends together to form cowl as for versions A and B.

With B, cast on 67 sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) in stripe sequence as follows:
*Work 16 rows with B, 18 rows with A, 12 rows with C, 8 rows with B, 10 rows with A, 6 rows with C, 10 rows with B, 6 rows with C; repeat from * for stripe sequence.
Work 86 row stripe sequence for a total of 4 times. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail.


Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and seam ends of piece to make a tube. Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Paint Palette Cowl Reviewed by stephanie burleigh on 2012-11-18 *****
Did this scarf in the colors required and it turned out super cute...have gotten lots of questions from friends on when I'm going to make one for them! Super easy pattern to follow and the yarn changing allows you to not be bored!

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