Snow Cowl

Snow Cowl

Bulky yarns are truly in this season. Every catalouge or store I've seen and been to has a vast array of bulky scarves and cowls. Bulky yarns scream cozy, warmth and for a knitter – instant gratification. The temperature in the northeast has gone from 75 to 55 in the last two days. It seems as if we are skipping Fall completely.

I find it a little funny that I'm such a cowl maker this season.  In the past, the ones I've tried just didn't seem to lay right or they weren't snug enough to keep my neck warm.  I purposefully made this cowl oversized so it can be scrunched down much like the Luxe Cowl. I think that's the biggest difference between my older "fail" cowls and my new cowls – the scrunch factor.

I call this my Snow Cowl.

The details:

Yarn: Rowan Big Wool, 2 balls, color Polar
Needles: US 13, 24in circulars

CO 60 stitches -Place Marker and join for working in the round

Rnd 1 & 2: knit
Rnd 3 & 4: *K1, P1* repeat * * to end of round
Rnd 5 & 6: knit
Rnd 7 & 8: *P1, K1* repeat * * to end of round

Work until cowl measures 17inches or until desired length ending with a knit round.

Cast off all stitches.

Snow Cowl



20 thoughts on “Snow Cowl”

  1. I made your Luxe Cowl with some Rowan that has been sitting around for 5 years in the stash. I’ll post a pic on Ravelry soon. Now with this cowl, I know what to do with the other 2 balls!


  2. I think you’re absolutely spot on when it comes to the ‘scrunched down’ factor – it takes the cowl from ‘meh’ to ‘omg where did you get that?’
    I wasn’t sure if big cowls and infinity scarves would be around in NYC this year; however, I’ve been seeing them everywhere 🙂 thank goodness – I love them!
    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.


  3. This pattern is adorable….Can you use another bulky yarn for this pattern? If so, could you please give me some suggestions. I live in Ontario, Canada and am unable to find Rowan Big Wool. Thank you so much.


  4. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I made both this cowl and the luxe cowl over the past few days – a great way to use up some of my stash for last minute holiday gifts. I’ll post to Ravelry soon!


  5. yanked out some Lion Brand Wool Ease thick & quick and it is fairly flying off the needles…can’t wait to finish it…..thanks!!!


  6. Nous sommes un groupe de bénévoles et de commencer un nouveau régime dans notre voisinage. Votre site nous a fourni de précieuses informations pour travailler sur |. Vous avez fait un travail impressionnant!


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