Perfect Knit Cowl

This project was sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

knit cowl

Perfect Knit Cowl

Knitting Pattern by B. Hooked Knitting, Copyright 2018.

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easy crochet pattern


Gather Your Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Chunky, approx 128 yds total (dark orchid and soft white shown at 64 yds each)
  • US 15 (10mm) Needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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  • CO – Cast On
  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit 2 Together
  • KFB – Knit Front Back
  • P – Purl
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right Side
  • Sts – Stitches

Gauge and Sizing

8 sts x 8 rows = 2″

Your finished knit cowl will measure approximately 6.5″ wide and 40″ long before seaming the ends together.

Pattern Notes

This perfect knit cowl uses a simple four row repeat, an economical yarn and color techniques to create a design that looks much more complex than it actually is! You can get really creative with color – the stitch pattern has enough texture for one color, however, it’s simple enough to accommodate multiple colors without competing with it!

For assistance with the cast on process, have a look at my video demonstrating the long tail cast on:

How to Knit the Long Tail Cast On 

For assistance with the cast off, have a look at my video demonstrating the simple bind off:

How to Knit a Simple Bind Off

Feel free to leave comments below with any questions!


How to Make the Perfec Knit Cowl with Brittany

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.

How to Make the Perfect Knit Cowl with Brittany – Left-Handed


Written Instructions

knit cowl

With color A, CO 22 sts.

Row 1: K all sts.

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

Row 3: K first st. KFB to last st. K last st.

Row 4: P all sts.

Rep last four rows until your cowl measures approximately 20″ from cast on edge ending on a purl row. Join color B and continue with stitch pattern repeat (rows 1-4) until your cowl measures approximately 40″ from cast on edge ending on a purl row. Bind off on a knit row.


Before you seam the two ends together, I recommend you block your cowl to even out the stitches and edges. If wet blocking is a new technique for you, I have a tutorial to walk you through it!

Tie a loose knot in the cowl that rests near the color change. Using a darning needle (and your favorite seaming technique), sew the two ends together.

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