A cowl knit pattern was next on my to do list. I have been wanting to try to use the heavier weight yarn that are now so widely available. Thanks to RedHeart Yarn I was gifted this Jumbo weight yarn a while back. I had some left over and wanted to try a comfy cowl.
While attending the SNAP conference in Salt Lake City last year I met the gals from Wool and the Gang. They are so fun and very knowledgeable. They gifted me these beautiful wooden knitting needles. Not only are they beautiful but they are so smooth and made quick work of my knitting. Thanks to RedHeart Yarns and Wool and the Gang.
The measurements of the finished cowl: approximately 30 inches by 9 inches It should fit most adults and teens
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Update: I have included a Free YouTube video tutorial for this Knit Cowl if you prefer video. It’s on the last page of this post.
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These projects work up quickly and are so comfy.
This knitting pattern works up so quickly. Using the large knitting needles (size 15mm) and Jumbo weight yarn (weight 7) I was able to knit this cowl in no time at all. I wanted to add a little design or something to dress it up a bit and cable seemed to fit the bill.
This is a 6 stitch cable. My only challenge was that I didn’t have a large enough cable needle or hook. I had to settle for my regular cable hook and my cables row did turn out a little tight. Other than that it was a breeze. Ideally, having the same size gauge cable needle as your knitting needles would work the best. Sometimes we just have to work with what we have and make do. : (
Every effort to ensure this pattern is error free has been made. If you find an error please notify me immediately by commenting below. I hope you enjoy knitting this cowl up as much as I did. : )
US Knit Needles Size 19 ( 15 mm ) My needles are from Wool and the Gang.
Cable Hook/Cable needle
Jumbo Yarn (Weight 7) I used Red Heart Grande Yarn (Color: Foggy ) 2 skeins
CO = Cast On
BO = Bind Off
K = Knit
P = Purl
RS= Right side of work
C6F* = Cable 6 Front, *Slip first 3 stitches to cable needle and place in front of work. Knit 3 stitches from left needle. Then knit 3 stitches from the cable needle.
Please note that cable rows are worked on the Right Side of your work. (It is recommended that you try to get a cable hook/needle that is as close to the size of your knitting needles.)
Cowl Knit Pattern – Continued
To begin CO: 16 stitches
Row 1: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 2: P3, K2, P6, K2, P3
Row 3: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 4: P3, K2, P6, K2, P3
Row 5: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 6: P3, K2, P6, K2, P3
Row 7: RS (cable row/turning row): K 3, P2, C6F*, P2, K3
Row 8: P3, k2, P6, K2, P3
Row 9: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 10: P3, k2, P6, K2, P3
Row 11: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 12: P3, K2, P6, K2, P3
Cowl Knit Pattern – Continued
Row 13: K3, P2, K6,P2, K3
Row 14: P3, k2, P6, K2, P3
Row 15: K3, P2, K6, P2, K3
Row 16: P3, k2, P6, K2, P3
Row 17: RS (cable row/turning row): K 3, P2, C6F*, P2, K3
Repeat Rows 8 – 17: seven times
Repeat Rows 1 – 6
BO Leaving tail long enough to seam your edges. Seam Edges using a Kitschner Stitch. Weave in your tails. You can block if desired. Enjoy!
YouTube link to learn to knit cables. This video shows a 4 stitch cable but you would follow the same instructions. Instead of putting 2 stitches onto your cable need or cable hook you would put 3 stitches since this is a 6 stitch cable.
If you prefer a video tutorial click on the video below. Enjoy!