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{FREE} DARING : 2×2 Ribbed Cowl Knitting Pattern

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This is a super easy knitting pattern! Which is my favorite kind of pattern. :) Just CO, then K2, P2 until desired height and then BO. It’s really that easy and it knits up quickly using a super bulky yarn.


  • Available Sizes: One
  • Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
  • Pattern Language: English
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly


  • Knit in the Round
  • Knit & Purl Stitches


  • Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
  • Yardage: 200 – 210 yards {183 – 192 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
  • Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable
  • Extras: Stitch Marker {optional}
  • {Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}


  • Measurements: 18″ height x 12″ width {45cm x 30cm}
  • Gauge: 12 sts & 12 rounds per 4” {10cm} square {Knit in the round in the pattern below}
  • Weight: 12.2oz {345g}


  • Reversible.
  • Knit top down.
  • Knit using the 2×2 Rib Stitch.
  • When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

  • CO 72 STS, PM, join in the round.
  • Rounds 1-55: *K2, P2* {approximately 18”}
  • Round 56: BO loosely in the K2, P2 pattern
  • Follow in this pattern on every round until you have enough to bind-off, with a little to spare. I knit about 56 rows.
  • Weave in ends.
  • No blocking required.
  • It’s ready to wear or gift!



  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • PM – place marker
  • STS – stitches
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