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Four Row Holey Cowl

By: Hilary Hunt from

Are you looking for a stylish cowl that knits up quickly without all that hassle? Let me introduce you to one of my favorite holey knitting patterns: the Four Row Holey Cowl. For this easy lace knit design, you will need to hold the yarn doubled throughout the pattern. Once you finish this beautiful cowl knitting pattern, you will love showing it off to everyone you know. Lace knitting patterns can be nerve racking, but even beginner knitters will enjoy this trendy piece, which can be knit up in a matter of hours.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

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I really like the pattern. However I would use a thicker yarn so that I would not have to use two strands. Unless you have scrap yarn and want to make it multicolored - that's an idea. It should knit up quickly. I am always looking to make cowls for different outfits. In the colder weather my neck get cold. It is good to be prepared. Thank you for the pattern.

The lacy, holey stitch pattern gives this cowl such a delicate and elegant look that would not only look good during the day but look good when worn for an evening out as well. I would make it in a softer pastel color like liliac, though, and maybe twice as long, so that it wraps around the neck twice.

I can't wait to try this. I wonder if I could use a bulky yarn since it calls for larger needles anyway? I assume it would affect the drape of the cowl to some extent. Has anyone tried it with another size yarn than the worsted that it calls for?

Has anyone tried to make it using only one strand of yarn and smaller needles?

After Row 4, the pattern says "knit"; does this mean follow Rows 1-4, etc.

Yes, it does mean to continue in the pattern, because it also advises you which row you should end on-I know this is late, but hope it helps.

how can i get downloaded patterns?

@loanrho, Once you've clicked on the link on this page that says "click here for knitting pattern," you will be taken to the original designer's site. From here, please scroll down until you see: "Here is the pattern: Holy Cowl." Click on the words "Holy Cowl" and the pattern should download and open in a new window. It is a PDF file, so you will need the latest version of Adobe installed on your computer. It is available as a free download here: I hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting

This was easy and worked FAST, but the 62 stitches it calls for do NOT make it as long as the picture shows. I even used a needles one size larger and it only fit around the neck, not draped longer as shown in the picture. I will make it again, but will probably add at least 50% more when I cast on (in multiples of 6 of course).

Help! This is beautiful and I really want to try it, but I can't get the pattern to open!! I think this pattern will make some beautiful Christmas gifts!!

This is beautiful! I also would like to make it longer so it could be twisted and even used as a head wrap as well. Approximately how many extra stitches need to be cast on to make it long enough to wrap twice around your neck? Would appreciate any help on that one!

Nice looking item. Personally, I would make it longer, so that you can wrap twice round your neck, thereby no gap at neck and would be nice and warm for this coming cold weather!

This is beautiful! I think I'll use it to figure out how to use circular needles! (I've only made washclothes, scarves and easy fingerless gloves - the kind you knit straight, then sew together.) This is a definate MUST do!!


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