Ribbed Turtleneck Cowl – Free Pattern

This is a project I created in the big cowl/scarflette movement that has swept the Nation. Ha ha, it seems like long scarves are “Ouft” (as Heidi Klum would say on Project Runway) and infinity scarves/cowls/and scarflets are in. It makes sense though, who wants to tuck the ends of a scarf in their jacket? Not I, said the fly.

After looking at tons of inspiration on Pinterest, I got to work. This is the end result. I love the look!Picture 185

I added a button hole at the top so the cowl can securely fold for an entirely different look. Picture 186

There are two things that makes this project exceptional, besides the simplicity of it, it is definitely unisex, and it knits up in no time at all.

DSC00242 I worked these 3 up in two days of drive time to North Carolina.

I would categorize this as a beginners project.

Skills needed: Knit, Purl, and knitting in the round. This project can also be converted to straight needles, simply knit the knit stitches, and purl the purl stitches as they appear in the work; ex: Row 1: K1, P2 Row 2: K2, P1 and join sides when finished.

Abbreviations: K-Knit, P-Purl, CO-Cast on, BO-Bind off, * denotes repeat.

Materials: 29 inch circular needles, size 10 1/2; any size 4 worsted weight yarn, I used one skein, 4.5 oz, of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn; button of choice.

Pattern: CO 120 stitches, place marker, join without twisting stitches  (to change width of cowl, increase or decrease in multiples of 3).

*K1, P2* until pieces measures approximately 13 inches.

Buttonhole row: At beginning of next row, K1, BO 2 stitches, *K1, P2*

Next row: K1, CO 2 stitches, *K1, P2*

Continue in established pattern for another 1/2 in to inch, depending on your preference and skein. My piece measures 1 in from buttonhole to end. Then BO using whatever method you prefer. Sew button on opposite end from the buttonhole, for a funkier fold, place button dramatically to the right or left.

That’s it! I’ve never written a pattern before so if there things are confusing, or difficult to understand please let me know. You really can’t go wrong with this project.

Have a Crafty Day!


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