Right on trend, these Last-Minute Cowls can be knit up before you can say, “I couldn’t possibly finish a gift in time.” Using US 17 (12mm) needles and some of our favorite super-chunky-weight and bulky-weight wools, the results are gorgeous. Not to mention incredibly warm. Knit one to give, give one to knit, or treat yourself! Our updated free pattern now includes mistake rib in addition to seed stitch and 2x2 rib. For the men in your life to wear (or make!), we’ve also got a handsome Last-Minute Muffler pattern.
We've made single-strand versions using our favorite super-chunky yarns Erika Knight Maxi Wool (100% British wool), Rowan Tumble (90% alpaca 10% cotton), Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sookie (100% Merino wool) and Rowan Big Wool (100% wool). These yarns are lofty, soft, easy to knit and give great stitch definition. They’re unbelievably snuggly, and the chunkiness of the yarn makes these simple stitch patterns really pop!
Cowls in first row, from left to right: Rowan Cocoon held double in color Amber in the seed stitch pattern (project page); Rowan Tumble in color Bracken in a 2x2 rib; Rowan Cocoon double stranded in two different colors (Crag/Tundra) for luscious marling (project page).
Cowls in the second row, from left to right: Rowan Cocoon held double in color Moon in the mistake-rib stitch pattern (project page); Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sookie in color Brick in a 2x2 rib (project page); Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sookie in color Sky Blue in the seed stitch pattern (project page).
One size: Approx. 28" circumference x 12" deep.
2 skeins Erika Knight Maxi Wool (87 yds/80m each),
OR 2 skeins Rowan Tumble (77 yds/70m each),
OR 2 skeins Rowan Big Wool (87 yds/80m each),
OR approx. 126 yds of super-chunky-weight yarn,
OR 2 skeins Rowan Cocoon (126 yds/115m each), held double.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 17 (12mm) 24" circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Approx. 8.5 sts = 4"/10cm. Note: Just get close.
Last-Minute Cowls - free pattern (Download only)
Knitter's Pride US 17 (12mm) 24" circular needles.