Free and Easy Chunky Cowl Pattern

I’m kinda addicted to cowls lately.  It all started last year after a trip to KnitPurl in Portland.  I made a cowl (NOT the one pictured) that I absolutely love with a yarn that’s wonderful.  The pattern I used for that cowl (again, NOT this one) is called the Tuesday Night Cowl by Susan Lawrence and it’s available on Ravelry for FREE.  The yarn I used was a worsted weight by Malabrigo in a lovely lettuce color with cool natural dye variations that are awesome.  I really liked knitting with the Malabrigo yarn and I love how it feels around my neck.  Anyway, like I said, this picture isn’t of that cowl; although both have a big, chunky kind of look to them that seems to be “in” right now… a good thing for those of us knitters with short attention spans!
The cowl pictured is one that I made up after doing a little browsing at the Gap in San Francisco and seeing a ton of scarves and cowls that I knew I could make.  When I came home of course I couldn’t actually remember exactly what they looked like, but was determined to come up with something quick and easy that used up some of the yarn I have at home (what a concept!).  So, below is the pattern for my Mind the Gap Cowl (or you can just click here and download the pattern).

13 thoughts on “Free and Easy Chunky Cowl Pattern

    • Thanks for the comment. It IS really easy. My favorite cowl pattern of all time, though, is the Tuesday Night Cowl that I reference. It’s not nearly as fast, but I love the way it looks. Are you a knitter? Even if you aren’t, my pattern is a pretty easy one of beginners.

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  6. question. regarding Tuesday Night Cowl

    I have a DK yarn. Gauge 22sts x28 rows =4″

    Been trying to work out the maths.
    1. How many sts CO
    2. How many rows for the repeat pattern
    3. How many Total rows

    Thanks ahead of time I can figure out the rest of I have the above
    Just this pattern is knitting in a different direction, so it’s hard to gauge.

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