Fissure Cowl – Free Pattern

Yes, I cut my hair Again.

I can’t seem to get away from quick small projects. The instant FO’s, they are so hard to resist.

Seeing countless cute and cozy looking cowls (wee, alliteration) lately I’ve had a few ideas for my own floating around. This exceedingly simple one I knit up holding two strands of worsted together to get a bulky gauge. I think I’ll make a taller one in an actual bulky yarn as well for the single strand should show off the yarn overs even more.

This fitted cowl is nice for a little extra warmth without too much bulk under a coat.

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Fissure Cowl

Finished Sizes
Women’s [Men’s]

Yarn: Moda Dea Cartwheel (100% Wool; 77yds per 50g); Color: #9412 Misty; 1 ball, held doubled OR a single strand of Bulky weight yarn. Needles: US Size 11 (8mm). Notions: Crochet hook (preferably close to 8mm), waste yarn.

13 sts and 9 rows = 4″ in Stockinette Stitch.

See Yarn Standards Abbreviations.

Crochet a chain with waste yarn approx. 20 sts for provisional cast-on. Using either 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together or one strand of bulky weight, pick up 12 sts in the back of crochet chain for provisional cast-on. (Alternatively, a regular cast-on can be used and the ends seamed together during finishing.)

Note: You may pick up more than 12 sts for a taller/higher cowl.

Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: Knit to last 5 sts, yo, k1, yo, k1, (yo)twice, k1, (yo)3x, k1, (yo)4x, k1 loosely.

Row 6: Knit across, dropping all yarn overs.

Repeat rows 1-6 nine[ten] more times.

“Unzip” provisional cast-on and place lives stitches on an extra needle. Join this end to last row via three-needle bind off.

Weave in all ends.

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Fissure Cowl

  1. Oh pretty! And I love the streaks in your hair! I’ll be linking to this.

  2. Thanks for the pattern, just right for these cold days. I know what you mean about small projects, ever since I started making pincushions using my spare yarn I can’t stop and they are fun to make. I will be posting another one soon that I finished. best wishes Julie.C

  3. I’m so excited for you! I just came here from your “spool circular needle holder” tutorial featured on “one pretty thing”. I’ve been checking back sporadically but haven’t been here in a while.
    Looking back through the posts I missed I was so happy to see you published! And with your design on the cover of the book no less :) You go girl! :)

  4. Thank you for sharing! I think I need more small projects in my knitting life.

  5. Just wanted to say thanks for this pattern. Brilliant idea to start with and simple enough for beginners like me to play about with – have had a go using different yarns and mixing up the pattern – with varying degrees of success!
    Most pleased with one version in chunky wool with the fissures replaced by short turned rows (er, not sure if that’s correct knitty term) – basically I followed your pattern – Knit 4 rows – but then knit 6 sts – turn and knit back down the 6 sts – knit 4 rows again – then knit 8 sts – turn and knit back down the 8 sts – repeat this pattern until it fits.
    Worked surprising well considering I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  6. Hello I’m itching to know if I may use this post on one of my blogs if I link back to you? Thanks

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