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Fall Bloom Cowl

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

With the showy display of autumn foliage encompassing our landscape right now, its not too difficult to feel inspired to pick up the knitting needles and whip up a quick accessory, something as brightly-coloured as the changing season to help us transition from one wardrobe to the next without too much effort.  This week’s free pattern may come as a welcome breather before the onset of winter’s bulkier projects.  Knit in an unique yarn that actually blooms on the needles, with colour so intense it nearly glows, our Fall Bloom Cowl takes only an evening to make, offering up a mesmerizing array of multi-hued options, as well as simple gift ideas for family and friends.  Make one for yourself, and watch how quickly the line forms on the right.


Bamboo Bloom col #302

Bamboo Bloom col #302

Knitting with Bamboo Bloom is as much fun as scribbling with crayons, the colours change at random, and the unique texture transforms from a fine silky twist to a thick puffy wisp.  Koi Pond (shown above).


Bamboo Bloom by Universal Yarn

Bamboo Bloom by Universal Yarn

Autumn’s bounty from left to right- Koi Pond, Red Maple, Sensei, and Kanji, just four of the enchanting colourways in Bamboo Bloom.


Bloom Cowl




Finished Size:  25.5 cm/10 ins x 96.5 cm/38 ins

Needles:  9.00 mm-60 cm/24 ins circular needle

Yarn:  100g skein of Bamboo Bloom by Universal Yarn col #302 (shown above)

Tension:  7 sts and 14 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Pattern St.

NOTE:  Tension varies with the texture of this yarn, for that reason no two cowls will be exactly the same size.  More importantly, keep your cast on and cast off extra loose, this will ensure a lengthy drape.  Use larger needles for casting on and off if necessary.

Cast on 65 sts loosely. 

Join in round, being careful not to twist sts over needle, place a marker on first st.

P 4 rounds

K 4 rounds

Repeat these 8 rounds 4 more times.

Purl 4 rounds.

Cast off purlways loosely.

Design by:  Michele Meadows