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Pivoting Cowl

Knitted cowls are the latest fashion trend; don't be caught without one. With the Pivoting Cowl, you get the perk of owning a beautiful cowl without the high cost of retail stores. This simple knit cowl pattern produces a classic cowl that is absolutely stunning. What's even better is that this cowl will never go out of season. Made with a soft, neutral color, this is the knitted accessory that can complement any outfit. It's never too late to learn how to knit a scarf. Why not get started on yours right now?


Knitting Needle Size11 or 8 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Classic Wool Bulky™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 78 yds/71 m) Aran (89008) - 3 balls
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular knitting needle 16" [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker

GAUGE: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] high x 28" [71 cm] around.

Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yf = Bring yarn to front of work
Yo = Yarn over

Cast on 84 sts loosely. Join in rnd, being careful not to twist work. Place marker at beg of rnd.
1st rnd: *K2. yo. K2tog. K1. P1. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *K1. yo. K2tog. K1. P1. K1. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *K2tog. K1. P1. K2. yo. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: *K1. P1. K2. yo. K2tog. Rep from * around.
5th rnd: *P1. K2. yo. K2tog. K1. Rep from * around.

Rep 1st to 5th rnds for pat until work from beg measures 12" [30.5 cm].
Cast off.

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