This pattern is dead simple - once you’ve got it established it’s the perfect project to keep in your bag since you don’t even need to carry the pattern with you.
I’ve been like Goldilocks trying different cowl patterns for the past few months before I landed on this one as my favorite - for the full story, check out my blog here.
SIZE: One Size. Approximately 6” high, approximately 10.5” wide when laid flat.
Hook Size: J (6.0 mm)
Yarn: Loops & Threads Sugarspun - light weight, 270 yards/3 oz (247 m/85 g). Cowl used approximately ¾ of one skein.
To be honest I mainly started with this yarn because it was on clearance sale and was machine washable - but I actually quite like it. It’s synthetic so you can throw it in the washer (which I find highly practical for something you wear as much as a cowl), but it still has a lovely soft feel and looks great.
GAUGE: 5 blanket stitch clusters = approximately 4”
Ok this is where I’m honest - I’m not much of a stickler for gauge when it comes to something like a cowl. BUT, if you’re going with a vastly different weight of yarn and/or hook size I’d give it a check. Otherwise you may end up with a cowl for a wildebeest. Or a chihuahua.
- Cowl is worked in joined rounds with WS always facing. Do not turn at end of rounds.
- Yes that’s right, the wrong side is facing. So at the end just flip it inside out and there’s your beautiful pattern.
- Each round consists of groups of 1sc with 2 dc. Each group of 3 stitches is worked into the sc of the previous row. This creates a spiral of blanket stitch groups.
- It’s a 3 stitch pattern - so if you want your cowl larger or smaller, just increase or decrease the number of stitches in multiples of 3.
Ch 84. Being careful not to twist, join with a sl st in the beg ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc here and throughout), 2 dc in the ch where the ch1 originates, *sk 2 ch, (1 sc, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 1.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 dc in same st as the ch originates, *sk2 dc, (1 sc, 2 dc) in the next sc; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch 1.
Rnds 3 - 22: Rep Rnd 2 for every round. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
CHART: I drew this chart by hand because it’s so arty that way. Yeah no, it’s because I didn’t have the patience to figure out the online chart maker. But still, it works, and I’m a visual person who loves a chart, so I didn’t want to leave you without one.