Cowl Knitting Pattern : Hygge Hibernation

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 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


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade, Magnum & Spuntaneous
Cloudborn, Highland Roving
MillaMia, Super Chunky
Red Heart, Grande
We Are Knitters, The Wool
Wool and the Gang, Crazy Sexy Wool

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



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}



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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Cowl Knitting Pattern : Hygge Hibernation


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I'm Jennifer, the one who loves everything about knitting... well, maybe not the frogging. ;)