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Basket Whip Cowl

By: Laura from Classic Elite Yarns
Updated May 05, 2020
Basket Whip Cowl

The Basket Whip Cowl is the perfect project for anyone who knows how to knit and loves being comfortable. Cowls can be worn in many different ways and always offer a cute contribution to your outfit. So grab a U.S. size 7 circular needle and go to work!


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

How to Work Garter Stitch in the Round

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to knit garter stitch in the round, a technique used to create the Basket Whip Cowl.

When it comes to an easy knit cowl pattern, it doesn't get much better than the Basket Whip Cowl. The versatility of this cowl makes it a real winner, because you can wear it in so many different ways. Plus, the beautiful blue color really stands out from the crowd and makes this piece shine from every angle. This easy knitted cowl also has fantastic movement. The stitch pattern will swing back and forth around the wearer's neck which creates a beautiful drape. The cowl is knitted in the round and the combination of thin yarn and large needles makes this pattern both lacy and warm.

The yarn is plied for beautiful stitch definition, open lace stitches, and even colorwork, so you will truly have a one-of-a-kind creation you won't find in stores. Whether you wear the Basket Whip Cowl around your neck or over your head like a hood, you can’t go wrong with this stunning and sophisticated design. The editors of can’t get enough of this simplistic design that packs a big style punch.

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This cowl is knitted in the round. If you are not familiar with that term it is just another way to say that it is knitted on circular knitting needles which are knitting needles that are attached to each other on one end instead of using two needles. The pdf is downloadable for free from this page but you cannot see any of the specifics unless you actually download it first.

I'm with knit1cat2. It's tedious and time consuming having to click on every link in the email individually, to see what each pattern looks like, and annoying on top of it, when we're only given a "teaser" (ie, "Your teen will want to wear this every day", and then it turns out to be a knitted bracelet or something else I would have no interest in) instead of actually saying what the pattern actually is. As is, I more often than not just delete your emails. It's too bad though, this is a great resource for those with more patience and time on their hands. I really do hope you'll take our comments into consideration as you promised knit1cat2 a year ago, and make some positive changes to your format.

Would it be at all possible if you could either have pics of each in the email or make it when you open one up to see the pic that it would link to the others in the email so you could scroll through the pics on your website. I don't like having to bounce back and forth. It is rather annoying. Thank you.

Hi knit1cat2, Thank you for your suggestion. We're always trying to offer readers the best experience when viewing our newsletters and browsing our website. We'll take your comment into consideration during our next planning meeting. Thanks again! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I have no idea why anyone has a problem with this site. I found it very useful and friendly. Thanks.

This is the craziest web site set up I have ever experienced. You defiitely need a new programmer. Or maybe a woman programmer would be helpful. If the patterns are not free as advertised maybe you need to take them down and strictly advertise "for sale"

you can hardly blame this web site or its programmers for your lack of skills. everything on this web site is free as advertised, you appear to be the only one having problems.


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