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A while back I learned the Alternating Long Rib Knit Stitch on Day 44 of 100 Days of Knit Stitches, if you’re new here you can learn more about it on Day 1.

It’s a simple stitch with beautiful texture. I designed a hat with it, so I thought I’d make a cowl too.

It’s an easy pattern with simple stitches using super bulky yarn, so it knits up quick and there’s no blocking necessary! ;)

Are you new to knitting? Watch the video for the Alternating Long Rib Stitch.


  • 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: 126 – 137 yards {115 – 125 meters}
  • Suggested Yarn: Wool and the Gang, Crazy Sexy Wool
  • Needle Size: US 17 {12mm} Circular Needles with a 24″ {60cm} Cable
  • Extras: Stitch Marker
  • {Learn About Yarn Substitutes.}


  • Measurements: 13″ wide x 13 1/2″ height {33cm x 35cm}
  • Gauge: 8 STS & 11 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
  • Weight: 10.2oz {290g}


  • Reversible.
  • CO edge is the circumference.
  • Knit top down or bottom up.
  • Knit using the alternating long rib knit stitch.
  • Knit in the round with a circular needle.
  • When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

Pattern, Knit in the Round:

  • CO 52 STS, PM, join in the round.
  • Rows 1-5: *K1, P1*
  • Rows 6-10: *P1, K1*
  • Repeat rows 1-10 three times, or until desired height.
  • Repeat row 1 four more times and then BO in pattern.
  • Weave in the ends.
  • Block, if desired.


  • * – * – repeat between *
  • 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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{FREE} Cowl Knitting Pattern : Hygge Hibernation