This is another pattern that I designed in my head years ago. I’m not sure why it took so long for me to make it. I wanted a cowl that fit snug all the way up my neck and then flared out at the bottom so it could tuck into my coat. Then I liked the idea of a bit of ruffle/flare at the top as well, just to look pretty. In the pattern notes I explain how to make Claire’s Cowl without the top flare, and how to make the bottom longer if you have a deeper neck on your coat.

Claire's Cowl free knit pattern by Jessie At Home
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The yarn used in this pattern was provided by King Cole.

Clair’s Cowl

Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Size:
fits most adult woman
19″ around neck, neck 4″ tall, bottom flair 3″ long

Yarn:
King Cole Cotswold Chunky, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 100 g / 142 yds; Burford 2372 – Color A: 1 skein – 40 g / 60 yds
King Cole Super Chunky Twist, 100% acrylic, 100 g / 87 yds; Natural Twist 2251 – Color B: 1 skein – 65 g / 60 yds

Needles:
US-11, 8 mm

Gauge:
12 sts x 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette

Other supplies:
1 stitch marker
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
k2tog – knit two together
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)

Special Stitches: find a video tutorial for these stitches HERE.
M1R: Pick up a stitch by inserting left needle from back to front into the strand of yarn between the two needles. Knit into the picked up stitch through the front loop.
M1L: Pick up a stitch by inserting left needle from front to back into the strand of yarn between the two needles. Knit into the picked up stitch through the back loop.

Getting Started:
Use a stitch marker to mark the end of the rounds.
Start with Color A and change colors every round.
If you would like to make the cowl without the flare on top then just cast on 60 sts and begin on round 7.
If you would like the neck to be taller, repeat round 21 until your desired height.
If you would like the bottom flair to be longer, then after round 33 make every even round a knit all round, and continue the increase rounds on the odd rounds in the same manner as established. End with an odd round then finish starting back up at round 34.

Pattern:

Cast On 90, work in rounds, taking care not to twist.
Rnds 1-5: K all.,
Rnd 6: (K2tog, p1) around. – {60 sts)
Rnds 7-21: (K1, p1) around.
Rnd 22: [K1, p1] 2 times, *k3, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times; repeat from * 3 more times, k3, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times.
Rnd 23: [K1, p1] 2 times, *k1, m1r, k1, m1l, k1, p1, [k1, p1] 4 times; repeat from * 3 more times, k1, m1r, k1, m1l, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times. – {70 sts}
Rnd 24: K1, p1, *k9, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times; repeat from * 3 more times, k9, p1, k1, p1.
Rnd 25: K1, p1, *k4, m1r, k1, m1l, k4, p1, [k1, p1] 2 times; repeat from * 3 more times, k4, m1r, k1, m1l, k4, p1, k1, p1. – {80 sts}
Rnd 26: [K15, p1] 5 times.
Rnd 27: [K7, m1r, k1, m1l, k7, p1] 5 times. – {90 sts}
Rnd 28: K all.
Rnd 29: K8, [m1r, k1, m1l, k17] 4 times, m1r, k1, m1l, k9. – {100 sts}
Rnd 30: K all.
Rnd 31: K9, [m1r, k1, m1l, k19] 4 times, m1r, k1, m1l, k10. – {110 sts}
Rnd 32: K all.
Rnd 33: K10, [m1r, k1, m1l, k21] 4 times, m1r, k1, m1l, k11. – {120 sts}
Rnd 34: P all.
Rnd 35: K all.
Bind off knit wise.

Weave in all ends. Gently steam block the top few rounds and bottom few rounds, taking care not to steam the ribbed section.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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2 Comments on Claire’s Cowl – an elegant knit cowl that keeps your neck warm and tucks into your coat

  1. I love the style of this cowl, but I don’t particularly like chucky yarn. Do you have the pattern in regular yarn gauge?

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