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London Fog Knit Cowl

London Fog Knit Cowl

Are you beginning knitting and looking to knit your first cowl, or are you more experienced and just looking for some free knitting patterns you can whip up while you watch TV? Take a look at this London Fog Knit Cowl. Ridiculously simple, even those who have never picked up a pair of knitting needles in their lives can manage this cowl. Its open knit makes it perfect for both cooler and warmer months, and the misty purple color looks lovely on everyone. Get ready to sit back, relax, and create something amazing.


Knitting Needle Size50 or 25 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • RED HEART® Boutique Twilight™ - 1 ball 9959 Mercury
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 25mm [US 50]
  • Yarn needle


Measurements: Cowl measures 8” [20.5 cm] wide x 40” [101.5 cm] circumference, unstretched.



cm = centimeters;

mm = millimeters;

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.


Gauge: Gauge is not critical for this project.



Cast on 13 stitches.

Row 1: [Knit 1, purl 1] 6 times to last stitch, knit 1.

Row 2: [Purl 1, knit 1] 6 times to last stitch, purl 1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 40” [101.5 cm] from beginning.

Bind off.



Sew short ends together. Weave in ends.

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I love how open and lacy this cowl looks. I have never tried Red Heart Boutique Twilight, but I love the bulky chainette construction and it seems perfect for tons of winter items including garments. I think this cowl could even be finger knitted since it uses such chunky needles. The tension may not be as even if you work it this way.

I do like the look of this one, but I've used that yarn many times and the gauge stated on here is way off. I will use a provisional cast on because I hate sewing seams.

The super chunky yarn gives this a really interesting look and the project is so fast and easy! This would make a great gift or a quick project for a beginner. I'm getting a new coat for winter and this would be a quick way to whip up something to go with it!

love the look of this cowl as well as the quick and easy knit the pattern is simple to follow and easily remembered after the first few rows, while 13 stitches over 40 rows is a breeze. Ideal for the person who likes to see the completed project as soon as possible


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