Monday, November 22, 2010

Gap Cowl Scarf Pattern

I love Gap's cowl scarf:

It seems like the rest of America loves it too because it's sold out. I wanted a simple cowl like this but in a bright color.
So I wrote an easy pattern.


Supplies:
Needles: Size 13
Yarn: Any bulky weight, 200 yards
Crochet Hook: optional for border
Needle to weave in ends

With waste yarn and provisional cast on method, cast on 15 Stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Rows 3-177: Work in Seed stitch, *k1 p1, repeat from * to end
Row 178: Purl
Row 179: Knit
Undo the provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch ends together.
An optional crochet border can be added.


 Finished Product:


Kitchener Stitch:


This is the perfect cowl to keep you warm over the holidays.



36 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing :) I can't wait to give it a try.

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  2. Fantastic! I saw this cowl when I was visiting Philadelphia recently, ran in to The Gap, looked it over, petted the yarn, and ran out hoping to make this cowl and now I dont even need to think about coming up with the pattern I can follow yours! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. OK, just saw your blog...fantastic! I love seeing all your projects! Keep it up. :) I will have to make this cowl too. Love it!!

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  4. Ok, this sounds a little weird, but by chance do you shop at Loops? If so, I was in with my husband one day and I think you might have been in the store with your beautiful cowl. I remember petting it and admiring it and saying to my husband, "I want to make one of THOSE!!". I went on ravelry today to try to find the pattern for something similar, and ended up finding your blog with your pattern! Thank you! What a small world!

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  5. Yeah, I do! That's crazy! Happy knitting.

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  6. Hello, I love this cowl but am actually searching for a headband pattern to knit for my (grown-up) daughter. She has sent me a photo but I'm not clever enough to create patterns so I have been searching.....and searching....and searching!! I thought maybe if I made a small cowl she might be able to use that instead but....Since you are so clever I was wondering if you could create a pattern to go with the photo if I sent it....trouble is I will have to work out how to do that too! Anyhoo....you might already have a headband pattern to suggest?? Thanks heaps.

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  7. Sure! Send me a pic and I'll start brainstorming!

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  8. was just browsing and looking for easy headband and or cowl patterns and saw your comment. (if you still need a pattern here is one I found. Scroll down to the very bottom and you'll see the link to print the pattern. looks super easy! Good luck - I'm going to make one, too.

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  9. So how wide should it be? I think I misunderstood and only did 1 strand of bulky, but you're supposed to hold 4 strands together and need 200 yards total, correct?

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  10. I just love this cowl and have been looking for a chunky easy pattern for ages... but being a beginner could someone explain the 4 yarns together? Does this mean for every stitch there are 4 yarns knitted as one..help!

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  11. also see above how long is 177 rows approx so I dont have to count the rows! thank you

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  12. 4 yarns held together as if you were knitting with one huge chunky yarn. So yes, in every stitch there will be 4 yarns :)

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  13. If you are using a bulky or super bulky yarn you will only need one strand. If you are using a worsted weight yarn you will need four strands. I hope that clears it up :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing a wonderful pattern! I will be making this for my son's girlfriend for Christmas; this is her 1st Christmas with us and I want her to have a special gift to remember. I watched the KnitWitch video on Kitchener stitch, but have a one question. You refer to 'undo the provisional cast on' is this simply splitting the last row of 15 stitches onto two dbl ended needles to do the Kitchener stitch?

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  15. What kind of crochet border did you do? I absolutely love this cowl - thank you so much for sharing the pattern!
    I'm using 1 strand of LionBrand Homespun & 10 needles, and it's looking great!
    :)

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  16. I absolutely love this pattern, but I am wondering... Is this cowl supposed to wrap around more than once? And also, what is the length of the project from CO to BO?

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  17. How many inches does this measure so I don't have to count rows? thanks I love this pattern.

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  18. Your instructions say cast on 15 stitches - shouldn't it indicate an even number of stitches? Please indicate how wide (in inches) the scarf should be. Thanks for the pattern!!

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  19. I found the measurements of the scarf:
    This cowl measures 7" tall, 40" circumference

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  20. Thanks so much, I am going to make this right now! This looks super awesome and easy.

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  21. just started this scarf..does it matter what size needle is used for the kitchner stitch? I have NEVER done a provisional cast on or a kitchner stitch so this is sure to be interesting ! :)

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  22. I was so excited to start that I forgot to do a provisional cast on. I am almost done with my scarf and am wondering how I could end it and make it look nice. Any suggestions? Thanks :)

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  23. You can seam the ends together like shoulder seams. Follow this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toj-SoV5HRE

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  24. Thank you for inspiring me to knit again.

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    1. That's the sweetest comment ever! I hope you never lose your love of knitting.

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  25. If I use Lion Brand Homespun (since I have so much of it), how many threads do I use and what size needles? One skein and size 10, 11, or 13? Will the seed stitch look as good as with a smoother yarn?
    Gloria

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    1. I'm not familiar with that yarn, but any bulky weight yarn will work.

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  26. How perfect for my brother-in-law's on-again/off-again girlfriend that we don't really want to buy for, but feel like jerks if we don't. And it's not a scarf with 400+ rows that I despise. Thank you soooooo much for sharing this! ^_^

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  27. Thanks for posting this! So easy. Your profile caught me with "wife, geologist, knitter." I am all of those things too. I really like your blog, thanks for doing it.

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  28. Thanks for such a great pattern! Works up quickly enough (about 7 hours) that I got one done as a last minute gift for my son's girlfriend. Now to make one for me!

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  29. im so new to this... when you say use needle size 13 does that mean 13 mm? thanks! cant wait to make this!

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  30. HI! Can this be done on a circular needle too?

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  31. Still a very popular pattern :-)

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  32. Love it!! Can't wait to make my own..
    ~ mikéla davelyn
    simplydavelyn.com

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