Simple Seed Stitch Cowl

Practice the seed with this beautifully textured cowl that’s perfect for chilly spring nights. 

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 8.25″ wide; 32″ circumference


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a lightweight cowl that lays perfectly, you’re in the right place. We used a thin yarn and a great stitch to get the perfect drape you want in a cowl. Keep is solid or add some stripes to make it uniquely you.

With this project you’ll get to practice one of our favorite knit stitches, the seed stitch. This stitch is excellent for all sorts of projects because it’s reversible and it doesn’t curl on the edges. Not to mention the knit, purl movements are relaxing and repetitive.

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 simple seed stitch cowl step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 306 yds; Sugarbush Itty Bitty (Colorway pictured: Granite)
  • US7 Knitting 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.

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

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pattern details


  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

8.25″ wide; 32″ circumference


24.5 stitches x 42 rows = 4″
worked in seed stitch

Additional Notes:

This pattern is worked in row consisting of a one row repeat. After you knit the length of the cowl, you will seam the two ends together. For best results, block your cowl before this step.

You may work this pattern on 12” or longer straight needles or 24” or longer circular needles.

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

CO 51 sts

Row 1: *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. K last st.

Repeat: Rep last row until cowl measures approx 32” from cast on edge or until you have 3 yards remaining.

Cast off: Work a standard bind off in pattern. Trim yarn leaving at least a 16” tail.


Step 1: Wet block to 8.25” wide and 32” long.

Step 2: Using the tail and yarn needle, seam the two ends together.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

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