Knotted Knit Cowl

A little twist on the a plain ol’ knitted cowl.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 16″ circumference; 6.5″ wide

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a quick cowl that’ll cut through the chilly hair, you’re in the right place. Our knotted knit cowl works up in just a short evening or two so you can wear it sooner.

With this project you’ll get to learn a great textured stitch that’s suitable for all sorts of projects. It incorporates the knit two together decrease and the knit front back increase so you’ll get lots of practice with these two important stitches.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started, a video tutorial for knitting this cowl and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the knotted knit cowl project from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 128 yds; Red Heart Super Saver Chunky
  • Color A – Dark Orchid; approx 64 yds
  • Color B – Soft White; approx 64 yds
  • US 15 (10 mm) Needles
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • K2tog Knit 2 Together
  • KFB Knit Front Back
  • P Purl
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • RS Right Side
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

16″ circumference;
6.5″ wide


13.5 sts x 13 rows = 4″
(stitch pattern)

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: With color A, CO 22. K all sts.

Row 2: K first st. k2tog to last st. K last st.

Row 3: K first st. *KFB. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Row 4: P all sts.

Row 5: K all sts.

Repeat: Rep last four rows until work measures about 20″ from cast on edge ending on a row 4.

Break color A and add color B. Cont with row 5.

Repeat: Rep rows 2 through 5 until work measures about 40″ from cast on edge ending on a row 4.

Last Row: Bind off in K st and weave in ends.


Step 1: Block work by saturating it with water and pinning it down to 6.5″ wide and 40″. Allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Tie a loose knot in the cowl that rests near the color change.

Step 3: With yarn needle, sew the two ends together. You can use any seaming technique you like.

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see how it’s done

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