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Timeless Knit Cowl

Look fashion-forward this winter when you wear this beautiful knit cowl!

Timeless Knit Cowl
Timeless Knit Cowl
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Quick and easy to make, the Timeless Knit Cowl will be a stunning addition to your winter wardrobe! The beautiful pattern uses the seed stitch to great effect, resulting in a textured cowl that is anything but dull. The chic and stylish cowl is made using worsted weight yarn, which is sure to keep you warm both indoors and when you are outside. With its easy-to-follow pattern, this design won't take you long to create. Consider using yarn in a bold color so as to provide a stunning contrast to the weather. You'll be so glad you have this cute cowl on hand for chilly days!


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge17 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeCowl Measures 20" length x 26" circumference [51 cm x 66 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Soft™: 2 balls 9273 Very Pink
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8] 16" [41 cm] long 
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle



Cowl is worked in the round.


  1. Using the long-tail cast on method, cast on 110 stitches. Place stitch marker for beginning of round. Join being careful not to twist stitches.

  2. Rounds 1-6: Work in K1, P1 Ribbing.

  3. Stockinette Stitch Section
    Work in Stockinette Stitch (knit every Round) for 4" [10 cm].

  4. Seed Stitch Section
    Round 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * around.
    Round 2: *P1, K1; repeat from * around. Repeat Rounds 1-2 of Seed Stitch Section for a total of 3" [7.5 cm].
    Change to Stockinette Stitch and work for 4" [10 cm].
    Change to Seed Stitch and work for 3" [7.5 cm].
    Change to Stockinette Stitch and work for 4" [10 cm].
    Rounds 1-6: Work in K1, P1 Ribbing. Bind off all stitches in Ribbing.


With yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block lightly.

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St st
Stockinette stitch
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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