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Four Row Holey Cowl



Are you looking for a stylish cowl that knits up quickly without all that hassle? Let me introduce you to one of my favorite holey knitting patterns: the Four Row Holey Cowl. For this easy lace design, you will need to hold the yarn doubled throughout the pattern. Even beginner knitters will enjoy this trendy piece, which can be knit up in a matter of hours.

Four Row Holey Cowl
Four Row Holey Cowl
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Knitting Needle Size: 13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Apr 11, 2013

After Row 4, the pattern says "knit"; does this mean follow Rows 1-4, etc.


Jan 12, 2012

how can i get downloaded patterns?


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Oct 20, 2011

@loanrho, Once you've clicked on the link on this page that says "click here for knitting pattern," you will be taken to the original designer's site. From here, please scroll down until you see: "Here is the pattern: Holy Cowl." Click on the words "Holy Cowl" and the pattern should download and open in a new window. It is a PDF file, so you will need the latest version of Adobe installed on your computer. It is available as a free download here: I hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting


Oct 19, 2011

This was easy and worked FAST, but the 62 stitches it calls for do NOT make it as long as the picture shows. I even used a needles one size larger and it only fit around the neck, not draped longer as shown in the picture. I will make it again, but will probably add at least 50% more when I cast on (in multiples of 6 of course).


Oct 17, 2011

Help! This is beautiful and I really want to try it, but I can't get the pattern to open!! I think this pattern will make some beautiful Christmas gifts!!


Oct 13, 2011

This is beautiful! I also would like to make it longer so it could be twisted and even used as a head wrap as well. Approximately how many extra stitches need to be cast on to make it long enough to wrap twice around your neck? Would appreciate any help on that one!


Oct 13, 2011

Nice looking item. Personally, I would make it longer, so that you can wrap twice round your neck, thereby no gap at neck and would be nice and warm for this coming cold weather!


Oct 12, 2011

This is beautiful! I think I'll use it to figure out how to use circular needles! (I've only made washclothes, scarves and easy fingerless gloves - the kind you knit straight, then sew together.) This is a definate MUST do!!


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