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Simple patterns can be all about showing off a fantastic skein of yarn that can make a basic construction really pop. The Out Of This World Cowl is a knit cowl pattern that's great for displaying an artsy bulky yarn. This gorgeous rib stitch cowl knitting pattern is a classic and elegant knit that you'll love wearing throughout winter. You won't believe how fast this cowl comes together too. It is a great quick knit that will fit into even the busiest of schedules.


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm

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


  • RED HEART® Stellar™: 2 balls of 9941 Infinity
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 8 mm [US 11]
  • Yarn needle


12½ sts = 4” (10 cm); 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.



Finished Size: 5” (12.5 cm) wide x 84” (213 cm) long, before finishing

Note: Before you begin, look at each end of yarn to compare colors. In order to make the transition between one ball and the next less obvious, decide whether to begin your project with the outer end, or the center-pull end of each ball.

Cast on 16 sts.
Row 1 (Right side): (k2, p2) across.
Repeat Row 1 for pattern until piece measures approximately 84” (213 cm) from cast on edge or to desired length.
Bind off all sts loosely in pattern, leaving a long end for sewing.

Thread needle with long end. Twist bind off end of Cowl once around. Place wrong sides of ends together; sew seam.

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I made this cowl, but I used the wrong kind of yarn (oops - beginner mistake!), so it turned out very different from the picture. I'll have to get the right yarn and try again. And meanwhile, I got a unique scarf from my first try!

As I am a beginning knitter, I have crocheted for years, I have been looking for an easy pattern to start with. I do have a question though, you say K2, P2 and repeat on the rest of the rows, so when I turn do I reverse the stitches? You know P2, K2?

No, you simply repeat the row indicated in the pattern, there are an even amount of stitches so the k2 p2 will work out on each row, it will give the scarf a ribbed look. Hope this helps, happy knitting!

Well named - this cowl when finished is out of this world - looks great with a jacket and jeans or a sweater and jeans or with dress pants and sweater or blazer or with stylish coat and hat it looks out of this world. directions are simple and straightforward and no charts (I so dislike following charts lol)


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