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Home : Patterns : Daybreak Cowl

Free Knitting Pattern: Daybreak Cowl

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Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes
Pattern #: L40059
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference at Neck Edge About 22 in. (56 cm)
Finished Height About 9 1/2 in. (23 cm)

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Add this striped bandana cowl to your wardrobe for cozy fall accessory.

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Color (A)
Vanna's Choice®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 860-151: Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey
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Vanna's Palettes

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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 Dusty Rose 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
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Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
Vanna's Palettes
Peaceful Happy Romantic Earthy Charming Essential Iconic Spirited
*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)
*Vanna's Palettes (Article #865). 100% Acrylic; package size: 0.35oz/10.00 gr. (17yds/16m) pull skeins

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•  860-151 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Charcoal Grey
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Daybreak Cowl

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Palettes


16 sts + 24 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

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


Piece is worked back and forth in rows then seamed to make Cowl.

Work *(2 rows with A, 2 rows with C, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with D, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with E) twice, (2 rows with A, 2 rows with F, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with G) twice, (2 rows with A, 2 rows with H, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with I, 2 rows with A, 2 rows with J) twice; rep from * twice more for a total of 192 rows.

Magenta (C)
Olive (D)
Eggplant (E)
Sapphire (F)
Cranberry (G)
Mustard (H)
Terracotta (I)
Dusty Purple (J)

With A, cast on 38 sts.
Row 1 (WS): With A, k1, *p6, k6; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (RS): With A, k1, p5, *k6, p6; rep from * to last 8 sts, k6, p1, k1.
Row 3: With C, k3, *p6, k6; rep from * to last 11 sts, p6, k5.
Row 4: With C, k1, p3, *k6, p6; rep from * to last 10 sts, k6, p3, k1.
Row 5: With A, k5, *p6, k6; rep from * to last 9 sts, p6, k3.
Row 6: With A, k1, p1, * k6, p6; rep from * to last 12 sts, k6, p5, k1.
Row 7: With D, k7, * p6, k6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p6, k1.
Row 8: With D, k6, *p6, k6; rep from * to last 8 sts, p6, k2.
Row 9: With A, k1, p2, *k6, p6; rep from * to last 11 sts, k6, p4, k1.
Row 10: With A, k4, *p6, k6; rep from * to last 10 sts, p6, k4.
Row 11: With E, k1, p4, *k6, p6; rep from *to last 9 sts, k6, p2, k1.
Row 12: With E, k2, *p6, k6; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-12, changing color following Stripe Sequence until piece measures about 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Place a marker at end of the next RS row.
Continue to rep Rows 1-12 changing color following Stripe Sequence, until all 192 rows of Stripe Sequence have been worked.
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

From RS, using the yarn tail, sew the bound-off edge to the side edge of piece between cast-on edge and marker.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Daybreak Cowl Reviewed by Carolyn Beachy on 2015-01-10 ****
I was a little afraid of the different colors in this and the odd cowl. I jumped in and worked on it now and then and suddenly realized I liked the difference and worked hard to finish it. I have worn it with a grey sweater and also with a white blouse. I get complements every time I wear it. Making one now with patch work grey and one with wheat. Of course I picked other Vanna's Palettes to go with them.

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