The Dragon Wing Cowl knit pattern uses my knit Jacob’s ladder technique to create fun ridges, and simple increases to give it shape.
This pattern was originally published on October 1, 2015. The most recent update was made on January 15, 2021.
Wondering where I got such a nifty pattern idea? I inspired by the way the Dropped and Found scarf was draped in one of the photos. I loved the look and wanted to make a cowl that had the same shape without having to be styled that way.
Before you freak out because this looks too hard, know that I’ve set you up for success. I know the dropped stitches can be scary. Just follow a few simple guidelines and your knit Dragon Wing Cowl will be epic.
- Use stitch markers, I tell you were to place them, and they will save you from having stitches that don’t drop.
- Do not drop the stitches until the pattern says to.
- If you get stuck, check out the video tutorial.
ETA: I had many requests for a crochet version, so here it is.
Dragon Wing Cowl
A Jacob’s Ladder Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
22” x 30”
Knit Picks / WeCrochet Chroma Twist: (70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon), Size 4 (Worsted), 198 yds / 100 g (yds/g = 1.98)
Fathoms 28507: 2 skeins, 240 yds / 120 g)
NOTE: There are long sections of dropped stitches, so it’s important to use a yarn that isn’t too fuzzy/grabby. It can become very tedious trying to drop the stitches if the yard doesn’t want to let go.
Learn about gauge HERE
19 sts x 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch after blocking
Stitches and Abbreviations
click on highlighted sts for tutorials
bo – bind off
co – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
kfb – knit front and back
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
st(s) – stitch(es)
w&t – wrap and turn
yo – yarn over
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated
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