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Grab this Friendship cowl knitting pattern. This cozy cable cowl is knit flat with buttons.


  • Available Sizes: One
  • Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
  • Pattern Language: English
  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
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  • Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
  • Knit & Purl Stitches
  • Cable Stitch



  • Measurements, before seaming: 26″ wide x 10″ height {66cm x 25cm}
  • Gauge: 11 STS & 13 rows per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
  • Weight, without buttons: 7.3oz {207g}


  • Not reversible.
  • CO edge is the height.
  • Knit using the cable knit 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
  • Row 1, 3, 5, 7 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*
  • Row 2, 4, 6 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*
  • Row 8 {RS}: *P4, C6F, P2, C6F, P2, C6F, P4*
  • Repeat rows 1-8, 9 more times
  • Row 81 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*
  • Row 82 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*
  • Row 83 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*
  • Make button holes, if desired, if not repeat EVEN and ODD rows above:
  • Row 84 {RS}: P4, *K2, BO3, K1, P2* P4
  • Row 85 {WS}: P2, *K2, P2, INC3, P1* K2, P2
  • Row 86 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*
  • Row 87 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*
  • Row 88 {RS}: BO in pattern
  • Reinforce buttonholes, if desired.
  • Weave in the ends
  • Block, if desired.


  • * – * – repeat between *
  • BO – bind-off
  • C6F – cable6front {Transfer 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle}
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • INC1 – make 1 stitch {I used a backwards loop}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side
  • STS – stitches
  • WS – wrong side


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{FREE} Cowl Knitting Pattern : Friendship