Free Knitting Pattern: The Pine Tree Cowl
Trees have always been a comfort to me. Growing up where the pines are tall and there is never a want for greenery, it is probably not surprising to find this is the case. The roll of thunder on summer evenings and the soft pitter-patter of rain beginning to fall against the trees. When autumn brings in the rush of wind and the pines begin to creak. Winter with its dappled light seeping through the leaves, dancing in the shadows. The glow of spring fresh buds bring promises of youth and the years to come. I shall never know what season I cherish most. I dream of a life surrounded by a forest of leaves, and I am convinced I would find more comfort in the company of nature than I shall ever find elsewhere.
All this to say that it was easy to find inspiration for this pattern, as it is so close to the heart.
I hope you enjoy knitting it up as much as I did.
Below I have listed the supplies I used for this pattern.
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Yarn: One Skein of
Cloudborn Alpaca Wool and Silk DK Black
One skein of
Cloudborn superwash Merino Sport Twist Gray Heather
(48 35” strips of yarn or 47 yards)
Needles: Size 6 US [4.25mm]
Width – 24” Height – 14”
Co: Cast on
C1: Color one (Black)
C2: Color two (White/ Trees)
Pine Tree Cowl Pattern
Co 120 sts
(this pattern is worked in the round)
Row 1: K1, place marker, knit across to marker
Row 2: Knit across slipping marker as you pass
Rows 3-4: Purl across
Rows 5-7: Knit across
Rows 8-10: *c1 k3, c2 k1, c1 k6* repeat to end
Row 11: *c2 k1, c1 k2, c2 k1, c1 k2, c2 k1, c1 k3* Repeat to end
Row 12: *c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k4* repeat to end
Row 13: *c1 k2, c2 k3, c1 k5* repeat to end
Repeat rows 11-13
Row 17: *c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k1, c2 k1, c1 k4* repeat to end
Row 18: *c1 k2, c2 k3, c1 k5* repeat to end
Row 19: *c1 k3, c2 k1, c1 k6* repeat to end
Rows 20-31: Knit across
Repeat rows 8-31 twice more
Repeat rows 8-19 once
Rows 1-2: Knit across
Rows 3-4: Purl across
Row 5: Knit across
Row 6: Knit across binding off
Here’s the pattern to print