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Herringbone cowl knitting pattern! It’s the most beautiful stitch and you can knit in the round, without a seam. Video included!



Available Sizes: Three

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Slip Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 75 – 350 yards {69 – 320 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Cascade Yarns Lana Grande

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting 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}.



Child: CO 72 STS, BO on row 32, or desired height 75 – 100 yards {69 – 91 meters}

Adult: CO 88 STS, BO on row 49, or desired height 110 – 125 yards {101 – 114 meters}

Infinity Scarf: CO 268 STS, BO on row 41, or desired height 300 – 350 yards {274 – 320 meters}



Measurements: 11 1/2″ wide x 7 1/2″ height {29cm x 19cm}

Gauge: 12 STS & 36 rounds per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 4.4oz {125g}



Not reversible.

Knit top down or bottom up.

Knit using the herringbone twill 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.

At the beginning of every round, except round 1, remove the stitch marker, slip 1 ST from LH needle to the RH needle, replace the stitch marker

You can end this pattern on any round you like, so I added more rounds to the checklist below if you’d like to make it taller.

This is a very versatile cowl because you can CO in increments of 4 and end on whichever row you like :) So you can easily alter it to fit your style!

I knitted the adult size cowl in the photo.



Click here to watch the “Herringbone Twill Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO desired # of STS, see Sizes section above, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1, 17, 33 : *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 2, 18, 34: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 3, 19, 35: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 4, 20, 36: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 5, 21, 37: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 6, 22, 38: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 7, 23, 39: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 8, 24, 40: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 9, 25, 41: *WYIF slip 2, K2*

Rounds 10, 26, 42: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 11, 27, 43: *WYIF slip 2, K2*

Rounds 12, 28, 44: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 13, 29, 45: *WYIF slip 2, K2*

Rounds 14, 30, 46: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Rounds 15, 31, 47: *WYIF slip 2, K2*

Rounds 16, 32, 48: *K2, WYIF slip 2*

Round 49: BO in the *K1, P1* 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}

PM – place marker

STS – stitches

WYIF – with yarn in front




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{FREE} Herringbone Cowl Knitting Pattern : Sacred

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