Quick Knit Cowl Pattern

quick knit cowl patternHere is a quick knit cowl pattern for you to try. It is a super easy pattern and is done in stripes using an easy knitting stitch where you wrap the wool around the needle twice in one row and then drop them off in the next row.

You can even knit a multi-colored stripey cowl if you want to use up all your scraps of wool.

There are many different versions of cowl collars, but this pattern is one of the easiest that I have come across to date, and it’s fun to knit.

You can never have too many neck warmers and cowl collars in winter. I like to have a few in neutral colors so that I always have one to keep my neck warm in winter, no matter what I am wearing.

Quick Knit Cowl Pattern

Here are two patterns.

The first is for a longer baggy cowl and the second is for a more fitted cowl.

Pattern 1 – Quick Knit Long Cowl Collar  Pattern

This pattern gives you a longer cowl collar that can hang a bit in front or alternatively go around your shoulders.

Size:

17 cm wide x 82 cm long.

Tension:

11 sts and 18 rows = 10 cm over narrow alternating stripes pattern.

Abbreviations:

You can see a full library of abbreviations here.

Materials:

1 x 100g ball of Scheepjes Sweetheart Soft in pink (A) or a color of your choice.

2 x 50g balls of Scheepjes Stone Washed XL in Moonstone (B) or a color of your choice.

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Pair of 5.5mm knitting needles.

Yarn Needle.

Please Note: If you are making both patterns, you only need 1x 100g ball of Colour A.

Method:

Using your 5.5mm knitting needles and color A, cast on 90 stitches.

Work in narrow alternating stripes pattern as follows:

Row 1: (rs) With A, k to end.

Row 2: With A, p to end.

Join color B.

Row 3: With B, k to end wrapping yarn twice around the needle for each st.

Row 4: With B, p to end, dropping the extra loops from the previous row.

These 4 rows form the pattern.

Stranding the wool loosely up the side of the knitting, continue in the pattern until your work measures 34cm from the beginning ending with a row 2.

Cast off loosely.

Finishing:

Join the side seams to form a ring. Fold the cast-on and cast-off edges together with the wrong sides together. Join the edges with a flat seam.

Weave in the ends.

Pattern 2 – Quick Knit Short Cowl Collar Pattern

This pattern gives you a shorter cowl collar that fits more snuggly around your neck.

Size:

17 cm wide x 55 cm long.

Tension:

11 sts and 18 rows = 10 cm over narrow alternating stripes pattern.

Abbreviations:

You can see a full library of abbreviations here.

Materials:

See above.

Method:

Using your 5.5mm knitting needles and color A, cast on 60 stitches.

Work in narrow alternating stripes pattern as follows:

Row 1: (rs) With A, k to end.

Row 2: With A, p to end.

Join on B.

Row 3: With B, k to end wrapping yarn twice around the needle for each st.

Row 4: With B, p to end, dropping the extra loops from the previous row.

These 4 rows form the pattern.

Stranding the wool loosely up the side of the knitting, continue in the pattern until your work measures 34cm from the beginning ending with row 2.

Cast off loosely.

Finishing:

Join the side seams to form a ring. Fold the cast-on and cast-off edges together with the wrong sides together. Join the edges with a flat seam.

Weave in the ends.

Let me know how you enjoyed knitting this quick knit cowl pattern.

If you want a selection of different styles to knit, here is a great downloadable book that can be purchased online.

These cowls are truly quick knit cowl patterns that will make great gifts or go-to projects for any knitter looking for a fast and satisfying project. Click on the book to find out more.

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