By Brittany Wilson
1 US #13/9mm straight needles
1 M, 9mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- 3 1” round buttons or larger (I used 1.25”)
Bulky Hand Spun Yarn- 5-7 WPI, 50 yards minimum. The samples are knit in an alpaca blend 2-ply yarn.
10 sts/14 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Height: 5.5” minimum
Width: 18” minimum
Sizing: This pattern is easily customizable and can really be made into whichever size you’d like. The samples are the following sizes:
18” long cowl used 50 yards
24” long cowl used 70 yards
CO- Cast On
BO- Bind Off
YO- Yarn Over
RS- Right Side
WS- Wrong Side
CDD- Central Double Decrease K- Knit
Create Button Loops:
Using 9mm hook and leaving long tail chain 8 sts. Check to make sure that the loop is the correct size for the buttons. Adjust the number of chained stitches if needed. Break yarn leaving enough tail to secure the loop onto your knitted piece. Pull end through last chain stitch to secure. Tie the two ends together to create a loop. Make 3 of these loops and set them aside until finishing time.
Main Cowl Body:
CO 19 STS using Long-Tail CO
Row 1 (RS): K1, YO, K7, CDD, K7, YO, K1
Row 2 (WS): K All STS
Work for 18”, or desired length, and BO on a WS row.
Sew your 3 buttons onto the pointy ends of the cowl, two on one edge and 1 on the other. Sew your loops on the opposite edge from your button, so that one loop lines up with 1 button. See photo.