{FREE} Cowl Knitting Pattern : Simplicity


Grab the Simplicity cowl knitting pattern. This cowl is knit in the round using a simple 1×1 rib stitch which makes this super squishy and stretchy!



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: 200 – 210 yards {183 – 192 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}.



Measurements: 12″ wide x 18″ height {30cm x 45cm}

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

Weight: 12oz {340g}




Knit top down or bottom up.

Knit using the 1×1 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 74 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-55: *K1, P1* {approximately 18″}

Round 56: BO loosely in the K1, P1 pattern

Weave in the ends.

Block, if desired.

Note: This is a wonderfully squishy pattern. You can easily adjust this as wide or narrow as you’d like, just cast-on in increments of 2 and make it as tall or short as you like by knitting fewer or more rows.



* – * – 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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