Equinox Cowl


You can never have too many free cowl knitting patterns that will stand by you with the changing of the seasons. The Equinox Cowl is warm enough for the lingering chill of winter, but light enough to wear in the spring. It's so gorgeous, with its rippling purple and black pattern, it's hard to believe it's free. Knitting patterns like this one, with simple and mindless instructions that give you a lovely addition to your wardrobe, are hard to come by. Seize the day before the summer comes!


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Caron® United® (4 oz/113 g; 235 yds/215 m)
  • Contrast A: Dark Grey Heather (06005) - 1 skein
  • Contrast B: Orchid (06015) - 1 skein
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needle 32" [81.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch marker.


Measurements: Approx 13" [33 cm] deep x 42" [106.5 cm] around.



Approx = Approximate(ly)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

Pat = Pattern

Psso = Pass slipped stitch over

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise

St(s) = Stitch(es)

Yo = Yarn over


Gauge: 17 sts and 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch.



With A cast on 182 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.

1st rnd: Purl.

2nd rnd: Knit.

3rd rnd: Purl. Join B.


With B, proceed in Ripple Pat as follows:

1st and 2nd rnds: Knit.

3rd and 4th rnds: *K1. yo. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K5. yo. Rep from * around.

5th to 8th rnds: Rep 1st to 4th rnds once more.

9th to 11th rnds: Knit.

12th rnd: Purl.

13th rnd: Knit.

14th rnd: Purl. Break B. Join A.

These 14 rnds form pat.

Rep last 14 rnds 5 times more, working 14 rnds each in A and B.

Cast off.

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Uniquely different cowl - described as a mindless pattern ideal for those of us who like to knit as we read or as we struggle to watch tv and the colours and lacy pattern are most interesting


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