Thaynes Canyon Cowl is named after a canyon which connects to Millcreek Canyon outside of Salt Lake City. At the beginning of the trail, most people head right to the Salt Lake City overlook trail. But going left on the trail takes hikers to the less traveled Thaynes Canyon, a beautiful hike on a mostly tree-covered trail. The free knitting pattern is below:
Cowl or neck warmer made in a simple 2 x 2 ribbing with about 100 grams of yarn
I think my outdoor gear closet has reached scarf saturation. So my solution? Knit cowls! I just finished this one, a free pattern for you! And I have another on the needles, using someone else’s pattern along with sock yarn that’s just too gorgeous to put on my feet. To knit this, you should know how to read a knitting chart, be able to work ribbing, and be able to work 2 strands of yarn at once. But if you’re new to any of this, I’m sure you can look up videos on youtube to help you
So, enjoy the pattern and give yourself a new neck accessory. (Sorry about the not-so-awesome photos. My photographer-daughter-blogger just moved away and I’ m stuck photographing my own stuff and I hate photos in front of a mirror. Please bear with me!)
Materials: 2 Skeins Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn, size 17 needles (if you know that your gauge is loose use a smaller needle like 13’s or 15’s), 1 tapestry needle, 1 extra large button.
Pattern: Cast on 17 stitches. ROW 1 and all rows: Slip the first stitch purlwise, k1,p1 across the row until 2 stitches are left, k1, k last stitch in the back of the stitch. Knit this row until 33″ in length.
BUTTONHOLE ROW: Work first 8 stitches of row in moss stitch pattern, cast off 2 stitches, work in pattern until the end of the row. NEXT ROW: Work until cast-off stitches, cast on 2 stitches, work until end of row.
Work for 2″ beyond the buttonhole, and then bind off loosely. Weave in all loose ends, choose a cool button and sew it on. On the green scarf, I sewed the button on so the ends overlap. On the black scarf, I sewed the button on so the scarf ends meet at a 90 degree angle. Enjoy this pattern! It only takes a few hours to knit 🙂
I’ve just updated this pattern (Nov. 26, 2011) because I am knitting a few of these for my nieces for Christmas and I discovered that I didn’t have enough yarn with just one ball to finish the wrap. So, I purchased a second ball. I’m pretty sure that Lion Brand changed the yardage in the Wool-ease Thick & Quick yarn…in their favor.