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Slouchy Cowl



Slouchy Knit Cowl

A comfortable, slouchy cowl from Patons is a delightful way to keep warm and add a burst of color to your winter attire. Use this free knitting pattern and super-soft angora yarn to make a cowl.


  • Yarn: Patons® Angora Bamboo (50 g / 1.75 oz) (Approx 73 m / 80 yds) 90105 (Low Tide) 5 balls
  • Knitting Needles: Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.

Size: Approx 16 ins [40.5 cm] wide x 30 ins [76 cm] around.

Tension/Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


Stitch Abbreviation:

yfwd: Yarn over the needle. Canadian term, comparable to US term yarn over (yo).


Note: Cowl is worked sidewise.

Cast on 80 sts.
1st row: (WS). K2. Purl to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: K2. *yfwd. K2. Pass yfwd over K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
These 2 rows form pat.

Cont in pat until piece measures 30 ins [76 cm], ending with a WS row.
Cast off.

Sew cast on and cast off edges tog.


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Dec 29, 2014

Can this pattern be worked on circular needles and if so, would there be any modifications to the pattern?


Sep 9, 2014

I must not be reading this pattern correctly. if you put the yarn over then knit 2, etc you would be adding stitches. Should the pattern read yarn over then knit 2 together?


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Aug 8, 2014

Does anyone have what the gauge is for this yarn? I can't seem to find Patons Angora Bamboo anywhere!!!! Lovely cowl but as the gauge for the yarn isn't mentioned and can't find it on the internet to find a comparable yarn. I'd love to make this.


Mar 14, 2014

what does WS mean?


Mar 9, 2014

I've already made two and they're beautiful! I would like to make a matching headband. Is there a pattern for it? If not, how would I adapt the cowl pattern to make sure I keep the stitches the same? Thanks so much!


Mar 9, 2014

I've made two they're beautiful . I would like to use same pattern for a headband. Can it be made into a headband and if so, may I have the pattern. Thanks!


Oct 12, 2013

I looked at several stores in my area and was unable to find the Angora Bamboo yarn for this project and then went online to find out that it has been discontinued. What other yarn would you suggest?


Oct 6, 2013

I'm trying to make this that tern I'm getting looks nothing like the pattern above


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