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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


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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{FREE} Cowl Knitting Pattern : Hygge Hibernation

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