Bubbles and Lace Cowl Infinity Scarf

Happy Wednesday! How are you doing on your resolutions so far? Generally, I’m doing pretty good. Getting back into running is a really big plus for me. Even though I have to ease myself into it, I’m definitely determined to get my mileage up there again. Maybe run a race in March… who knows.

It’s still cold over here, so I knitted a nice cowl/infinity scarf for me. I’ve had this coral colored yarn for a while now and finally put it to good use. Not sure what it is because I got it from the clearance bin at Michaels and it didn’t have a label on it.

Bubbles and Lace Cowl Infinity Scarf

I made the general pattern myself by combining a couple of different knitting patterns found online.

Cowl Infinity Scarf

One of them was Lace 17 from Knitca, which I call the lace part.

Lace 17 sides

The other one was the Trinity Stitch from Lindy’s Knits and Laces, which I refer to as the bubbles part.

Trinity sides

As long as you know how to knit and purl, you can get this project done.

Coral Cowl

It’s done on the round with 6 rows of seed stitching as borders and bands of garter stitch between patterns. The cowl is 104 stitches long and it’s knitted in this order: pattern 1, garter band, pattern 2, garter band, pattern 1, garter band, pattern 2, garter band.

garter stitch divider

To knit the cowl:

  • Cast on 104 stitches
  • Rounds 1-6: seed stitch (K1, P1)
  • Pattern:
    • Round 1: K24, *K3, yo, VDD, yo* repeat 4 times, K28, *K3, yo, VDD, yo* repeat 4 times, K4
    • Round 2: *(K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch, P3tog* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4, *(K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch, P3tog* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4
    • Round 3: K24, *yo, VDD, yo, K3* repeat 4 times, K28, *yo, VDD, yo, K3* repeat 4 times, K4
    • Round 4: *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in same stitch* repeat 5 times, P4, K24, P4,
  • Repeat rounds 1-4 of pattern until desired width
  • Last 6 rounds: seed stitch
  • Bind off.

K: knit

P: purl

P3tog: purl three together

yo: yarn over

VDD: vertical double decrease (slip 2 stitches as if to knit, knit 3rd stitch, pass both slipped stitches over the knit stitch)

K P K from other side

When knitting on the round, it’s suggested to have a marker, I just use a hair clip and move it every so often. Works for me.

round marker

Here’s some visuals to help you out.

Knit Stitch:

Knit StitchKnit Stitch

Yarn Over and Knit Stitch:

Yarn Over Knit StitchYarn Over Knit Stitch

Purl Three Together:

Purl Three TogetherPurl Three

Vertical Double Decrease:

Vertical Double DecreaseVertical Double Decrease

Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 into same stitch:

Knit Purl Knit Same StitchKnit Purl Knit Same Stitch

To make this cowl more versatile, you can braid the yarn and weave through one of the sides.

Braid Cowl

This will allow you to gather the scarf and shorten it.

Gathered Cowl

It actually didn’t take me long. I found the pattern easy to remember and easy to keep track of my spot if I got distracted (ie I didn’t have to ignore the world while knitting because I was counting in my head).

Boone modeling                    

Have fun knitting!

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