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Starburst Cowl

Updated: Jan 15, 2021

FREE KNITTING PATTERN

I do like to have my hands free when walking the dog, so a cowl is my goto neck accessory for chilly, or downright freezing days.


The starburst cowl is a very simple and fast knit. Which makes it great for beginners. You use both the moss stitch and the starburst stitch knit in the round for this cowl.

I really enjoy both these stitch patterns as they are very easy to remember, which means I can knit while I binge on my favourite TV shows. I knitted this cowl while watching the New Year's Dr Who episode. Let me know what you watch or listen to while knitting in the comments below.


There is a video tutorial for the Starburst stitch, which is shown at the end of the pattern. This includes how to work around the stitch marker for Round 3 of the starburst pattern.


 

What I Used

  • 5mm circular needle

  • Cream Chunky yarn 1 ball / 50-70g

  • Grey Chunky yarn small ball / 20g

Gauge

Moss: 17 sts x 25 rows over 10 cm/4" square


Starburst: 20 sts x 12 rows over 10 cm/4" square


Abbreviations

k Knit

p Purl

yo Yarn over

cc Contrast colour

mc Main colour

co Cast on

bo Bind off

rep repeat

SM Stitch marker

star (K3tog, yo, k3tog) in the same 3 sts

St(s) Stitch(es)

k3tog Knit three sts together

Instructions

CO 101 sts with a long tail cast on in CC. Join in the round by knitting together the first and last sts, place a SM to mark the start of the round.


Border

Round 1: (k1, p1) rep around to the SM

Round 2: (p1, k1) rep around to the SM

Round 3&4: Rep Rounds 1&2

Round 5: Rep Round 1


Starburst Section

Change to MC

Round 1: (k1, star) to end of round

Round 2: k around

Round 3: k3, (star, k1) to last at, slip st to right needle, remove SM, replace at on left needle work the first knit 3 st of the star, replace SM, finish the star. Round 4: k around


Repeat Rounds 1 - 4 until the cowl measures 6"/15cm.


Work the final Round 4 in CC yarn


Border

Round 1: (k1, p1) rep around to the SM

Round 2: (p1, k1) rep around to the SM

Round 3&4: Rep Rounds 1&2

Round 5: Rep Round 1


Cast off


Cut all yarns and weave in the ends.




 

Sharing is Caring and I also enjoy seeing your makes out there in the 'wild'. I'd love to know which colours you'd use for your starbursts, drop a comment below, use the tags #babsgetscrafty or #igotcraftywithbabs or share in the Yarn Jugglers FB group.


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8 Comments


Babs Rudlin
Babs Rudlin
Jan 30, 2021

Thank you Gill, I can't wait to see what you find :)

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Gill Knight
Gill Knight
Jan 30, 2021

What a wonderfully clear video, I love that stitch, now thinking what's in the stash to use

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Babs Rudlin
Babs Rudlin
Jan 28, 2021

I've heard a lot of good comments about the WI yarns... I'll have to buy some to test out for myself. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Joanne Burgar
Joanne Burgar
Jan 28, 2021

It's WI Arran, really soft. Their yarn is fantastic 💕 I've also used WI DK it knits up so brilliantly my go to yarn now.😁👍

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Karen Moffett
Karen Moffett
Jan 28, 2021

Cowls are so convenient, aren't they?

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