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Violet Arrow Cowl

This gorgeous one skein wonder is a joy to knit as well as wear. The Violet Arrow Cowl features a fun arrow-like pattern that gives this pretty knit cowl pattern an interesting look and texture. Knit with super bulky yarn, this purple beauty is a quicker project to complete than other knitting patterns. Free and simple, you'll wonder why you never knit this cowl before. Try pairing it with gold or silver jewelry and a plain top for a fun, laid-back vibe on your next night out.

Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles


  • RED HEART® Super Saver Chunky® : 1 skein 776 Dark Orchid
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5 mm [US 10.5] circular needle, 24” (61 cm) long
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle


Measurements: Cowl measures 12” (30.5 cm) wide x 30” (76 cm) circumference.



k = knit

p = purl

st(s) = stitch(es)

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.


Designer's Tips:


  1. If your circular needles are new, don’t try to use them right out of the package. To uncoil, place them in an oblong cake pan and pour very hot water over them. They will uncoil as if by magic.
  2. In order not to twist the stitches when joining, after casting on, lay the needle down on a table with the working yarn to the right. Make sure all the cast on stitches are laying to the inside of the cable.
  3. To mark the beginning of the round, place a ring marker on the right hand needle before working the first stitch. Insert the right hand point into the first stitch on the left hand point and work your first stitch.
  4. This completely reversible 16 round Marching Arrows pattern may look confusing at first, but don’t be intimidated! It’s really only 8 rounds: 2 rounds each of 8 instructions. It’s also quite rhythmic. The pattern alternates four knit stitches and four purl stitches with a purl and knit or knit and purl between them. The stitches march forward for ten rounds then back up for six. To learn the rhythm of the stitches when starting this pattern, I used this 12 stitch mantra repeat: knit 4, opposite 1, opposite 1, purl 4, opposite 1, opposite 1. You can use my mantra or make up your own. You’ll quickly be marching those stitches back and forth and be wearing your fabulous cowl in no time!





Cast on 72 sts. Place marker for beginning of round. Prepare to work in rounds, being careful not to twist the stitches.



Round 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * around.

Round 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * around.

Repeat last 2 rounds once more.


Begin Marching Arrows Pattern

Rounds 1 and 2: *K4, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1; repeat from * around.

Rounds 3 and 4: *K3, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * around.

Rounds 5 and 6: *K2, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k2; repeat from * around.

Rounds 7 and 8: *K1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k3; repeat from * around.

Rounds 9 and 10: *P1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k4; repeat from * around.

Rounds 11 and 12: *K1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k3; repeat from * around.

Rounds 13 and 14: *K2, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k2; repeat from * around.

Rounds 15 and 16: *K3, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * around.

Rounds 17–32: Repeat Rounds 1–16.

Rounds 33–42: Repeat Round 1–10.



Round 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * around.

Round 2: *P1, k1; repeat from * around.

Repeat last 2 rounds once more.

Bind off loosely.



Weave in ends.

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This is a nice bulky cowl which is perfect in the colder weather. It also adds a nice touch to your winter outfit. I love the color of the yarn. Have to look for it. The pattern will nice texture and will keep you from getting bored knitting it up. Thank you.

Has any one made this? I'm just no seeing how my 72 stitches will make this have a 30" circumference?

I'm in the process of making this right now, and have about 7 inches of the height done. I can confirm that since this is a bulky yarn, it does make a 30" circumference.

I would love to be able to download this pattern but there is no icon, I find print only. I have no printer!

Print to pdf file. Then you can save it to a location you want on computer.


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