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Quick and Easy Button Cowl Pattern Knitting Pattern

Quick and Easy Button Cowl Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    Aran / Worsted

  • designer


    Susie Johns

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 7 / 4.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basketweave, Picot Edge

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What you need to know

If you're looking for a beginner knitting project, Susie John's speedy cowl pattern is just the ticket.

This cosy cowl pattern can be worn with a variety of seasonal garments and is guaranteed to keep your neck warm even in the coldest weather. The ingenious stitch pattern creates a double-sided fabric and is pretty straightforward, as it simply combines knit and purl stitches over a 12 row repeat. Then, at each short end of the cowl project, a fancy cast-on and cast-off produces a decorative picot edge for added texture and interest.

What do I need?

Yarn: The Yarn Collective Hudson Worsted, shade 407 Ochre, two 100g balls
Needles: 4.5mm
Tapestry needle
Buttons: 2.5cm-3cm diameter (approx), three


Length: 70cm
Width: 28cm

Meet the designer

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She contributes regularly to a number of craft magazines and is the author of a range of books on practical subjects, such as collage, painting, papier-mâché and more. If you enjoyed this pattern, we think you'll love Susie's Fair Isle wristwarmers. You can find more of Susie's designs here.

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Techniques: Basketweave, Picot Edge

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