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Missy ~ free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Missy is a fringed shawl point cowl in two colors. Worked in garter st, with easy to create increases and drop stitch fringe, this cowl is a quick and easy pattern. It can be worn with the point in front or back, or on the side, it can even be worn as a hood! Most of 2 skeins of Cloudborn Baby Alpaca Bulky yarn by Craftsy will be used to create your own chic cowl.

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Ravelry Link

3″ deep in center back
17″ deep in center front
28″ around

Cloudborn Fibers Baby Alpaca Bulky, 100% Baby Alpaca, 100 g/109 yds
Sky Blue, 1 skein: yarn A
Ivory, 1 skein: yarn B

US 10/6.00 mm 16″ circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

15 sts x 30 rows makes a 4″ square in garter st

Other supplies:
yarn needle
2 stitch markers

Stitches and Skills used:
k ~ knit
kfb ~ knit front and back
pm ~ place marker
sm ~ slip marker
sp(s) ~ space(s)
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Getting Started:
The Missy Cowl starts out with 1 color, then switches to 2. Once the second color is introduced, the increases are made by knitting one st with both colors held together, then on the next row the 2 colors are worked into individually. The increase is the only st worked with both yarns held together. Otherwise, all yarn A sts are knit with yarn A and all yarn B sts are knit with yarn B.

Here are some photos to help illustrate the color changes.


With yarn A, cast on 12 sts. *I recommend the long tail cast on. You will be dropping some sts, and whatever cast on you use will need to work for dropped stitches.

Row 1: K7, kfb, pm, k to end. ~ {13 sts}
Row 2~16: K to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, k to end. ~ {28 sts}
Remove marker.

* On the next row, work sts up to the 2 color increase with one strand of yarn A. Work sts after the increase with another strand of A, such as the other end from the yarn ball.
Row 17: K13, pm, k next st with yarn A and B held together, with second strand of yarn A k1, pm, k to end. ~ {29 sts}
Row 18: K to marker, sm, k next st with yarn A and B held together, with yarn B knit yarn B loop on left needle, with other yarn A, k1, sm, k to end. ~ {30 sts}
Row 19: K to marker, sm, k next st with yarn A and B held together, with yarn B knit each yarn B loop on left needle, with other yarn A, k1, sm, k to end.~ {31 sts}

Repeat row 19until there are 104 sts on the needle: 14 A, 76 B, 14 A. While working the repeats of row 19, there will be 3 active yarn ends being used, 1 A on each end, and 1 B in the middle.

Remove markers while working next row.

Last Row: With same strand of yarn A, K until 5 sts remain, drop 5 remaining sts off left needle. Cut other strand of yarn A and cut yarn B, leaving long tails (at least 8″) for finishing.


Begin working in rounds.
Round 1: Drop first 5 sts off left needle, pm, p around. ~ {94 sts}
Round 2: K around.
Round 3: P around.

Switch to yarn B.
Rounds 4~7: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 twice.

Switch to yarn A.
Rounds 8~11: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 twice.

Switch to yarn B.
Rounds 12~15: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 twice.

Switch to yarn A.
Rounds 16~17: Repeat rounds 2 and 3 once.
Round 18: K around.

Bind off knit wise.

Slowly pull the 5 sts on either side of the tringle that were dropped. This will create the loops along the bottom of the cowl. As each loop is freed from all 5 sts, tie an overhand knot close to the cowl. It’s tempting to drop the sts all the way down and then go back and tie the knots, however, the sts next to the dropped sts will start to loosen as more sts are dropped, so tying neat knots will be easier if the sts are dropped in the above manner.

Weave in all ends.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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8 Comments on Missy Cowl

  1. Linda
    December 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm (2 years ago)

    After row 1 ending at 13 stitches, how does row 2 wnd up being 28 stitches?

    • Jessie
      December 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

      The 28 sts is for when you have done all the rows (2 – 16). So at the end of row 16 you will have 28 sts.

  2. Pia Thadani
    January 9, 2016 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing in my link party!

  3. Kimberly
    January 15, 2016 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

    This is gorgeous. I wanted to know whether anything would get messed up if I didn’t want to have the fringe? Also can items be sold from this patterns Thank you

    • Jessie
      January 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm (2 years ago)

      The fringe is worked into the pattern, it’s not put on at the end. Finished items can be sold, but please give design credit and a link back to the pattern if selling on line.

  4. Natasha
    September 26, 2017 at 6:45 pm (5 months ago)

    I’m not understanding the 2nd strand part, it doesn’t look right when I do it. Also what is the starting point? Is it the point of the cowl? Or the neck? The side?

    • Jessie
      September 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm (5 months ago)

      The starting point is the point. The strands are the different yarns, it’s explained in the getting started section


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