Misty Night Knit Cowl

Misty Night Knit Cowl
Misty Night Knit Cowl

Every mysterious lady out there should have a Misty Night Knit Cowl in her closet. If you don't, worry not, because they're incredibly easy to knit. The whole thing just takes two balls of yarn, and all you need to know how to do is knit, purl, and yarn over. It's so easy, your child could probably do it. Because it's so simple, it works up fast, so try knitting some as gifts to the ladies in your family for upcoming birthdays or holidays. Stick to black for an air of classiness, or go bolder with a brighter color.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge8 sts = 4” (10 cm); 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st (knit 1 round, purl 1 round); 12 rows (1 pattern repeat) = 3½” (9 cm) in pattern (1 pattern repeat = 10 rounds of Garter st and 2 rounds of drop stitch). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.


  • RED HEART® Medley™ 960 Urban - 2 balls
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 8mm [US 11] 24” (60 cm) circular needle.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 11.5mm [US P-16] (for attaching tassels)
  • 6” (15 cm) piece of heavy cardboard (for making tassels),
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle.


Measurements: Cowl measures 26” (66 cm) circumference and 19” (48.5 cm) high (fully extended, not including tassels).



k = knit

p = purl

st(s) = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.



  1. Cowl is worked in the round, alternating sections of Garter stitch and Drop stitch.
  2. Tassels are attached to the lower edge to complete cowl.



Cast on 52 sts. Place marker to indicate beginning of round. Prepare to work in rounds.


Garter Stitch Section

Round 1 (right side): Knit.

Round 2: Purl.

Rounds 3–10: Repeat last 2 rounds 4 more times (for a total of 10 rounds of Garter st worked in rounds).


Drop Stitch Section

Round 11: *K1, yo twice; repeat from * around.

Round 12: *P1, drop the next 2 yo off needle; repeat from * around—52 sts.

Rounds 13–60: Repeat Rounds 1–12 four more times.

Rounds 61–70: Repeat Rounds 1–10.

Bind off loosely.



Weave in ends.



Wrap yarn 4 times around 6” (15 cm) piece of heavy cardboard. Cut the strands at lower edge. Insert crochet hook, from wrong side to right side, into lower edge of cowl. Hold all 4 strands together and fold in half. Place fold on hook and draw fold through forming a loop on the wrong side of the piece. Thread ends of strands into the loop and pull to tighten tassel. Repeat to attach tassels, about 1” (2.5 cm) apart, all the way around lower edge of cowl. Trim tassels to even.

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I love the look of this. Just wondering if the number of cast-on stitches (52) is correct? How do you join in the round with that few stitches?

Hello Dustydwrose 509181 7, we just checked the original source of the pattern and the number of cast-on stitches is correct. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

In the interest of full disclosure, it's a very cold and windy day here, but this cowl looks so warm and cozy that I just want to make it right now. I must also add, that I do love the look of the cowl and I will consider following the suggestions of using a lighter weight yarn.

I'm wondering if a lighter yarn might not work better - in the photo the cowl drapes softly and I do not think the chunky yarn would drape that way - just my thought if that doesn't work then maybe I'll try the chunky with 10 mm not sure

mine didn't look like this at all, too thick and bulky

I agree, the yarn is too heavy for the needle size stated in the pattern, I'm going to have another go at it with a much larger needle, see if that makes a difference.


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