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Boho Desert Knit Cowl Pattern

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The Boho Desert Knit Cowl Pattern mimics the colors and shapes in the desert. This fair isle colorwork pattern uses two strands of yarn. Yep, only two strands! The Knit Picks Chroma Fingering Yarn takes care of the colorwork for you.

This is a great beginner knit project in exploring colorwork. This pattern includes not only written instructions but a chart and color block instructions as well.

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Boho Desert Knit Cowl Supplies

Knitting Needles:

Size 4 (3.5mm) Circular Needles

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

Knit Picks Chroma Fingering
70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon, 396yds/100g
Colorway: Sedona & Grey
1 Ball Each Color

Yardage:

220 yards

Abbreviations/Stitches:

Co - cast on
k - knit
p - purl

Gauge:

24 sts by 27 rows = 4x4” in stockinette

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

One Size
10 inches wide x 9 inches tall

Boho Desert Knit Cowl Notes

The Boho Desert Cowl is worked in the round in stockinette stitch using the fair isle technique.


In the colorwork section Color A (Grey) will be abbreviated as (A), and Color B (Sedona) as (B).
Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B knit the next 9 stitches
The chart will be worked from right to left for each round and repeated four times.

Boho Knit Cowl Pattern

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Boho Desert Cowl Colorwork Chart

Repeat each row until the end of the round. The paid version of this pattern also includes an empty chart for you to use colored pencils/crayons and fill in our color choices.

Boho Desert Color Block Chart

This is another way to read the colorwork section, each block number represents how many times that stitch will be crocheted. Repeat each row until the end of the round.

Boho Desert Knit Cowl Written Pattern

Beginning Ribbing:

With Color A, CO 120 sts (or in multiples of 30 for a wider cowl), and work in 2x2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2x2 ribbing = k2, p2

Colorwork Body:

Repeat Each Instruction 4 Times.

Rnd 1: (A) x 30

Rnd 2: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 3: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 4: (A) x 30

Rnd 5: (A) x 30

Rnd 6: [(B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1] x 2

Rnd 7: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2

Rnd 8: [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2

Rnd 9: [(A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, [(A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.

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Rnd 10: [(A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1] x 2

Rnd 11: [(A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 2

Rnd 12: (B) x 30

Rnd 13: (B) x 30

Rnd 14: (A) x 30

Rnd 15: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 16: (A) x 30

Rnd 17: (B) x 30

Rnd 18: (B) x 30

Rnd 19: [(A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2, [(A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2

Rnd 20: [(A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2

Rnd 21: (B) x 2, [(B) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3] x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1

Rnd 22: (B) x 2, (A) x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 2] x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3

Rnd 23: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, [(B) x 3, (A) x 5] x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 2

Rnd 24: (A) x 2, [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2] x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 3] x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3

Rnd 25: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3] x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 2

Rnd 26: (A) x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2] x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3

Rnd 27: [(A) x 3, (B) x 3] x 2, (A) x 4, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 28: [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3] x 2, (B) x 2

Rnd 29: [(B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3] x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1

Rnd 30: [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3] x 2, (B) x 2

Rnd 31: [(A) x 3, (B) x 3] x 2, (A) x 4, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 32: (A) x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2] x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3

Rnd 33: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3] x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 2

Boho Knit Cowl Pattern

Rnd 34: (A) x 2, [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2] x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 3] x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3

Rnd 35: (B) x 1, (A) x 4, [(B) x 3, (A) x 5] x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 4, (B) x 2

Rnd 36: (B) x 2, (A) x 2, [(B) x 3, (A) x 5, (B) x 2] x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3

Rnd 37: (B) x 2, [(B) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2, (A) x 2, [(A) x 1, (B) x 3] x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1

Rnd 38: [(A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 6, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2

Rnd 39: [(A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 2] x 2, [(A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2

Rnd 40: (B) x 30

Rnd 41: (B) x 30

Rnd 42: (A) x 30

Rnd 43: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 44: (A) x 30

Rnd 45: (B) x 30

Rnd 46: (B) x 30

Rnd 47: [(A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 8, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 2

Rnd 48: [(A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1] x 2

Rnd 49: [(A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, [(A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1] x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 50: [(B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1] x 2

Rnd 51: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 4, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2] x 2

Rnd 52: [(B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1] x 2

Rnd 53: (A) x 30

Rnd 54: (A) x 30

Rnd 55: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 56: [(A) x 1, (B) x 1] x 15

Rnd 57: (A) x 30

Ending Ribbing:

Work in 2x2 ribbing for 5 rounds.
2x2 ribbing = k2, p2

Finishing:

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block aggressively and wear.

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