Sparkle Lacy Knit Cowl


This lace cowl knitting pattern is perfect for adding some glamour to your outfits. Give this sparkle lacy knit cowl a try if you're looking for free knitting patterns for women that really pack a punch. The design of the pattern really adds interesting details to any plain and simple outfit, and the sparkle in the yarn gives it added dimension. Your outfits truly will shine when you add this cowl to them, but it is still casual enough that you can wear it on a daily basis.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch



  • RED HEART® Sparkle Soft™: 2 balls 9001 White
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8] 29” (73.5 cm) circular needle
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle


58” (147.5 cm) around and 10” (25.5 cm) tall


k =knit;
k2tog= knit next 2 sts together;
st(s)= stitch(es);
yo= yarn over;
[ ]= work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
*= repeat whatever follows the as indicated


16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 21 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in lace patterns


Special Stitch:
ssk =Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop.


1. Cowl is worked in rounds in three sections of lace, including two Zigzag Eyelet Trellis pattern sections and a center Gull Wing Pattern section. The lace sections are separated by rounds of Garter stitch (knit 1 round, purl 1 round).
2. Cowl can be worked by following the written instructions or reading this chart. Read all rows of chart from right to left.



Cast on 231 sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Taking care not to twist stitches, prepare to work in rounds.

Garter Stitch Border
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: Purl.

First Zigzag Eyelet Trellis Pattern
Round 1: *K1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * around.
Round 2: Knit.
Rounds 3–6: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 twice.
Round 7: *K1, ssk, yo; repeat from * around.
Round 8: Knit.
Rounds 9 and 10: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8.
Round 11: Repeat Round 7.

First Divider
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Purl.
Rounds 3 and 4: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2.
Round 5: Knit.

Gull Wings Pattern Section
Rounds 1 and 2: Knit.
Round 3: *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * around.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; repeat from * around.
Rounds 6–21: Repeat Rounds 2–5 four more times.
Rounds 22 and 23: Knit.

Second Divider
Repeat First Divider.

Second Zigzag Eyelet Trellis
Pattern Section
Repeat First Zigzag Eyelet Trellis Pattern Section.

Garter Stitch Border
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: Purl.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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Still have not seen the chart. Is one available?? I only work from charts.

Hi patnxtdr, thanks for pointing out the missing chart! We've linked it above underneath the 'notes' section. Happy knitting! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I love cowls with different stitch patterns. I makes them unique and with the sparkling yarn, this will work up really nicely. It will be a nice addition to any outfit. I work in an office and a little bit of sparkle always helps. Thank you.

Isn't Garter Stitch accomplished by knitting all rows? Is it supposed to read Stockinette Stitch? Pretty pattern! Thanks.

Hello! I just checked the original pattern and what is written here is correct. The pattern does, in fact, use garter stitch. Hope this helps! -Kathryn, Editor of AllFreeKnitting

To achieve garter stitch in the round you have to knit one row, purl one row. When you knit in the round all the stitches face the same way so you don't have to purl to achieve stocking stitch but to achieve garter stitch in the round you do have to purl alternate rows.

Where is the chart?


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