Two-Point Cowl Pattern
Two-Point Cowl Pattern
Inspired by our ever-popular Easy Folded Poncho, this scaled-down version is totally seamless and slips easily over the shoulders. The simple shape makes it easy to re-yarn in another gauge. Just swatch for a softly draping fabric, then multiply the schematic dimensions by your stitch gauge—the math is easy!
This 4-page pattern includes:
- Color photography by the talented Jared Flood
- Special Technique—Provisional Cast-on: Crocheted Over Needle
- Comprehensive sizing schematics
- Instructions for finishing and blocking your piece
Shoulder Section: Approx. 18"/46cm across x 14"/35.5cm deep, folded.
Cowl Collar: Approx. 22"/56cm around x 7"/18cm deep.
Sport-weight version: Approx. 685 yds/626m sport-weight yarn.
Shown above in 4 skeins String Blossom (177yds/162m each), Color 725618.
Chunky-weight version: Approx. 410 yds/375m chunky-weight yarn.
Shown at left in 4 skeins Rowan Brushed Fleece (115yds/105m each), Color 267.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Sport-weight: US 5 (3.75mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Chunky-weight: US 10½ (6.5mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Both: Spare 16"/40cm circular needle one size smaller than gauge needle. US D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook and 1 locking marker for provisional cast-on. Smooth fingering- or worsted-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on. 1 stitch marker. Darning needle to finish. Blocking wires and T-pins.
It’s best to swatch both flat and in the round. You may need two different needle sizes to get gauge for each section.
Sport-weight: 22 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Chunky-weight: 13 sts/21 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
Much like our beloved Easy Folded Poncho, this project is so simple and so enjoyable, you’ll want one in every yarn you can get your hands on! The key to re-gauging is to knit a generous swatch, one that’s at least 6” x 6”. Wet block your swatch, allow it to dry thoroughly and let it rest. You want a softly draping fabric that has some body but isn’t stiff. Once you have a fabric you like, measure and note your stitch gauge—Use the free re-gauging worksheet to do a little bit of simple math to achieve the finished dimensions.
The 2-stitch I-cord side edges and bind-off give a beautiful, minimalist finish. Don’t skip the pressing step on this one—that’s what gives the fabric a designer ready-to-wear finish.
Digital Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Download)
Printed Two-Point Cowl pattern. (Requires shipping.)
Free Digital re-gauging worksheet. (Download)