Thursday, December 10, 2015

Free Pattern - Mill Ends Cowl

I've been on a mill ends yarn kick lately!  I first found out about them from Stacey over at Freshstitches.  It's made by plying together random mill ends of yarns.  What a great way to recycle yarn that would normally end up in the trash.  They work up into this wacky combination of colors.
If you pop over to Stacey's blog, you can download a free cowl pattern.

It's so much fun to knit these up.  Super easy knitting in the round, and a very affordable gift as well.  One skein makes one cowl.
I like a snug fit, so I cast on 96.  I knit some with a 2 x 2 rib on the cast on and bind off edges.  I knit a seed stitch edge on some and a simple rolled edge on others.

To change it up a bit on some, I added an eyelet row when the yarn changes color. When you get to the place where the colors change, add a stitch marker to the right needle, then *yarn over, knit 2 together (repeat from *) for one round.  Remove your stitch marker, then just keep knitting until the next color change.

I think Stacey is on vacation for awhile, but she might have some skeins left if you hurry over there.

My local yarn shop Personal Threads had some on hand.  You can see here what they look like in hank form.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Purls of Wisdom:
I use snap barrettes to keep yarn tails in check!


  1. What a clever idea of these snap barrettes! I'd have never thought of that. Love your cowls by the way. Thanks for sharing them at my link party. Enjoy your weekend! All the best, Annemarie

  2. Ooh I like that cowl, and what a great idea for holding the yarn ends!

  3. Your cowls are beautiful! Great idea for Mill ends too!


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