Cowl Knitting Pattern : Recognition

I’m all about a quick project, so I had to do this one in some Lion Brand Thick & Quick. It’s so comfy, cozy and versatile.


Available Sizes: Eight

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: 140 – 280 yards {128 – 256 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Circular Needles with a 24″ {60cm} 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}.



30″ {76cm} Bust : CO 72 STS, 140 yards {128 meters}, 16″ x 22″ {41cm x 56cm}

32″ {81cm} Bust : CO 76 STS, 160 yards {146 meters}, 17″ x 22″ {43cm x 56cm}

34″ {86cm} Bust : CO 80 STS, 180 yards {165 meters}, 18″ x 22″ {45cm x 56cm}

36″ {91cm} Bust : CO 84 STS, 200 yards {183 meters}, 19″ x 22″ {48cm x 56cm}

38″ {96cm} Bust : CO 88 STS, 220 yards {201 meters}, 20″ x 22″ {51cm x 56cm}

40″ {101cm} Bust : CO 92 STS, 240 yards {220 meters}, 21″ x 22″ {53cm x 56cm}

42″ {106cm} Bust : CO 96 STS, 260 yards {238 meters}, 22″ x 22″ {56cm x 56cm}

44″ {111cm} Bust : CO 100 STS, 280 yards {256 meters}, 23″ x 22″ {58cm x 56cm}


Details {34″ Bust}:

Measurements: 18″ wide x 21″ height {45cm x 53cm}

Gauge: 9 STS & 15 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 1lb 1oz {475g}




Knit top down or bottom up.

Knit using the moss 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.

I knew that I wanted this cowl to fit a little snug so it would stay in place and not slide down my shoulders, and I could wear it around my neck too. I like to have options, depending on what mood I’m in. I’m 5’9″ with a 35″

bust. I made the 34″ since I wanted it a little on the snug side.

The height of your cowl depends on your style and height, so this varies, definitely take this into consideration when purchasing yarn.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO STS, see chart above, PM, join in the round.

Round 1: *K1, P1*

Round 2: *K1, P1*

Round 3: *P1, K1*

Round 4: *P1, K1*

Repeat rows 1-4, until desired height. End on a round 1 or 3 and then bind-off 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}

STS – stitches




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