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{FREE} HUMILITY : Garter Stitch Cowl Knitting Pattern

knit cowl on a dress form

Get your free beginner cowl knitting pattern. This is a perfect beginner cowl knitting pattern using only one skein of yarn. Plus it uses super bulky yarn, so it knits up quickly.


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


  • Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
  • Knit Stitches


  • Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
  • Yardage: 100 – 110 yards {91 – 101 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Wheat
  • Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
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  • Measurements, before seaming: 13″ height x 18″ long {33cm x 46cm}
  • Gauge: 9 sts & 15 rounds per 4” {10cm} square {KITR in the pattern below}
  • Weight: 5.6oz {160g}


  • Reversible.
  • The CO edge is the width.
  • Knit using the Garter Stitch.
  • This cowl is knit flat, when you’re finished knitting you’ll sew the CO & BO edges together making it a cowl.

Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

  • CO 30 STS
  • Knit every row until you’ve used up about one skein of yarn. I knit about 75 rows.
  • BO loosely.
  • Block to stretch out the stitches.
  • I stretched it out lengthwise, not widthwise.
  • Sew CO and BO edges together, creating vertical rows.
  • Weave in the ends.


super bulky yarn gauge swatch


  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • STS – stitches
multiple pics of a hand knit cowl.
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