Cowl Knitting Pattern : Resourceful

Grab the Resourceful cowl knitting pattern, knit flat and then seamed. Learn the basket cable stitch, which includes a how-to video!


Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

PDF Bonus: Ad-Free Video



Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Cable Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 200 – 210 yards {183 – 192 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles

Extras: Cable Needle


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, before seaming: 26″ wide x 10″ height {66cm x 25cm}

Gauge: 10 STS & 18 rows per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 10oz {283g}



Not reversible.

The CO edge is the height.

Knit using the basket cable knit stitch.

This cowl is knit flat, when you’re finished knitting you’ll sew the CO & BO edges together making it a cowl.



Click here to watch the “Basket Cable Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:


Row 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 {WS}: *P*

Row 2, 4, 8, 10 {RS}: P3, *K* P3

Row 6 {RS}: P3 *C8B* P3

Row 12 {RS}: P3, K4 *C8F* K4, P3

Repeat rows 1-12, 6 more times, for a total of 7 repeats.

To end: repeat rows 1-10 and BO in all purl STS.

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

C8B – cable8back {Transfer 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 34 stitches and then knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle}

C8F – cable8front {Transfer 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 4 stitches and then knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle}

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}

RS – right side

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side




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