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Easy Garter Stitch Cowl

Learn how to knit a cowl with straight needles the easy way!

Easy Garter Stitch Cowl
Easy Garter Stitch Cowl
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If you're just beginning knitting and you want to knit a cowl, there's no need to learn how to knit in the round! This Easy Garter Stitch Cowl is worked on straight needles, and is incredibly simple. This easy knit cowl is a great pattern for learning how to seam for the first time, and the usage of fun, self-striping yarn makes it look a lot more complicated than it actually is. Knitters of any skill level can pull off this super easy knit, so it makes a great first project or one hundred and first.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge20 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.

Finished SizeApprox 18" [45.5 cm] tall x 40" [101.5 cm] around.

Materials List

  • Bernat® Pop!™ (5 oz/140 g; 280 yds/256 m): Radical Botanical (84015) - 2 balls
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Cast on 90 stitches (sts).

Work in garter stitch (st) (knit every row) until work from beginning (beg) measures approximately (approx) 40" [102 cm].

Cast off.

Sew side edges together (tog).


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I can never have enough cowls. I usually make one for most of my outfits. They keep you warm and add something nice to the outfit. This will work up quickly. It is a simple pattern I can do while watching television. Thank you.


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