• Kirsten Davidson

Backlines Cowl

Updated: Sep 12, 2018

Get-up-and-go fashion is exactly what I need as a busy mom and this knit cowl looks perfect without any fuss. The Backlines Cowl is an easy option to finish any outfit or throw on as you're running out the door. Made with Hearts & Crafts 100% superwash merino in worsted weight, this piece is a timeless addition to your cool weather wardrobe. 



4.5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch in stockinette stitch


Finished dimensions are 16" from top edge of neck to bottom point with neck circumference of 22" 


This pattern can be made with any yarn or needle size as long as the measurements are achieved. Simply continue in the pattern until your cowl is the desired length. 


s2kp: slip 2 stitches together (knit wise), knit 1, pass both slipped stitches over 


Cast on 5 stitches

Row 1 (WS): Slip 1 purlwise, purl to end (5 stitches; repeat for all odd numbered rows)

Row 2 (RS): Slip 1 knitwise, knit to end (5 stitches)

Row 4: Slip 1 knit wise, k1, m1L, k1, m1R, k2 (7 stitches) 

Row 6: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, yo, k1, yo, k to end (9 stitches) 

Row 8: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k to end (13 stitches) 

Row 10: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, yo, k2, place marker,yo, s2kp, yo, k2, yo, place marker, k to end (15 stitches)

Row 12: Slip 1 knitwise, k2, yo, knit to marker, slip marker, yo, s2kp, yo, knit to next marker, yo, slip marker, k to end (17 stitches). 

Row 13: Slip 1 purl wise, purl to end. 

Repeat rows 12 and 13 until piece measures approx 13" long by 22" wide.  

End with RS row (remove second marker)

Place marker and join to continue in the round. 

Next row: Knit 

Next row:  Knit to first marker, slip marker, yo, s2kp, yo, knit to end. 

Repeat last two rows until piece measures 2.5 inches from join 

Next row: Purl 

Next row: Knit 

Repeat last two rows 2 more times, binding off loosely on final knit row. Weave in ends and block as desired. 

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