{FREE} Beginner Cowl Knitting Pattern : Leadership


Oversized cowl knitting pattern. This is a super warm & cozy, snuggle worthy, versatile cowl.



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: 400 – 410 yards {366 – 375 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Circular Needles with a 32″ {80cm} Cable

Extras: Stitch Marker


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 20″ wide x 28″ height {51cm x 71cm}

Gauge: 8 1/2 STS & 13 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 1lb 8oz {680g}



Not reversible.

CO edge is the circumference.

Knit top down or bottom up.

Knit using the broken 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 80 STS, PM, join in the round.

Round 1: *K1, P1*

Round 2: *K*

Repeat rounds 1-2 until you’ve used up about all 4 skeins of yarn, ending on a round 2.

BO in the K1, P1 pattern. {this makes a nice stretchy BO edge}

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.



To make a different size, CO in increments of 2.



* – * – 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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