Faux Turtleneck Knit Cowl

When you need the warmth of a turtleneck without actually wearing a turtleneck.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 24″ circumference; 6.5″ long (folded down once)


About this Pattern

Sometimes you need the cozy warmth of turtleneck even though you may not love wearing turtlenecks. This cowl is the perfect solution! Wear it under your jacket to make it look like you’re wearing an oversized, cozy turtleneck and take it off when you go indoors and no longer need it.

With this project you’ll learn a basic rib pattern that can be used for all sorts of projects. It’s incredibly stretchy so no worries if you don’t like anything tight around your neck. We folded this one down once for a thicker, more polished look but leave it unfolded for a more layered look. The choice is yours!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our faux turtleneck knit cowl step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 174 yds; Bernat Roving yarn (Colorway pictured: Putty)
  • US 15 Circular Knitting Needles, 24″
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • 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.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

24″ circumference; 6.5″ long (folded once)


11 sts x 14 rows = 4″ worked in stitch pattern

This pattern is worked in the round on circular needles to avoid the need to seam.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

CO 85

Round 1: *K3, P2. Rep from * to end of round.

Repeat: Rep last round until work measures about 13” from cast on edge.


Bind off in pattern. Use bind off end to correct jog from knitting in the round by running it through the next (lower) stitch and back through the upper stitch. Weave in remaining ends.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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