Enjoy another free and easy knitting pattern for this beautifully textured but super simple cowl. Make one for yourself and for everyone on your gift list!
The Chesley Cowl is a one-size-fits-all cowl that will keep you cozy from fall to spring. The cowl is knit in the round, so no seaming is required. The double-seed stich pattern is simple to master and the resulting look is classic and reversible. Easy-to-knit and endlessly versatile, this essential cowl is a wardrobe staple. We designed the pattern in our super-soft, two-ply Alpaca Wool yarn for its beautiful texture and gorgeous colour palette. Whether you prefer a neutral cowl you can wear with everything or a pop of colour to brighten things up, you’ll find the perfect Alpaca Wool shade to suit your taste.
When you've finished knitting your cowl, make sure to leave an extra-long tail for the bind-off. Because the pattern is knit in the round you will have to bind off every stitch of the circumference, so it is important to reserve enough yarn. Bind off loosely to ensure the finished product lays flat instead of cinching at the top. To achieve a loose bind off, some knitters like to go up several needle sizes, while others use the same size needles and concentrate on maintaining a loose tension as they go.
Note about the yarn: Alpaca Wool is available through Americo Original online and in select yarn stores. You can substitute for other Bulky/Heavy Worsted weight yarns like Americo’s Simple Twist, Copito Medio, or any Bulky/Heavy Worsted weight in your stash.
47 inch (119 cm) circumference x 12 inch (30.5 cm) length
9 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern using 9mm (US 13) size needles or size needed to achieve gauge.
K, k: knit
P, p: purl
M or PM; //M//: Stitch marker or place marker; denotes stitch marker dividing sections
Double Seed Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: *Knit one, purl one; repeat from * to end
Row 2: Repeat row
Row 3: *Purl one, knit one; repeat from * to end
Row 4: Repeat row 3
Repeat rows 1 through 4.
Using 9 mm (US 13) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needles, cast on 106 stitches, //PM//, and being careful not to twist your stitches, join in the round. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern (above) for 12 repeats. Work rounds 1 and 2 once more. Cast off in pattern.
Sew in all loose ends.
Americo Original is a Canadian yarn company and online knitting shop with its own line of quality yarns, knitwear patterns and accessories. Americo’s yarns are made exclusively in the Andean highlands of South America, using only natural fibres, including luxurious wool, llama, alpaca, cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. Americo and its in-house design lab are based in Toronto, offering international shipping from its online store: americo.ca/shop.