Cowl Knitting Pattern | The Pandora

cowl free knitting pattern

This chunky cowl free knitting pattern would make a cosy addition to your winter wardrobe.

The chunky ribbed cowl is an easy pattern to follow, all you need is some knowledge of the knit and purl stitches.

This neck warmer has been made using chunky yarn to ensure extra winter warmth!

This is a beginner knitting pattern and the techniques involved are knit and purl stitches, K2tog and working on either circular needles or double pointed needles.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

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Easy Cowl Knitting Pattern

The cowl pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles.

This easy knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches.

The cowl size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients neck/shoulders and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.

If you would like to make more knitted items for women, like this ribbed infinity scarf, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

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You can scroll down to see the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the printable ad-free pdf version from my shop.

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The Pandora Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

The Pandora Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
The chunky ribbed cowl is an easy pattern to follow, all you need is some knowledge of the knit and purl stitches.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner
Estimated Cost $20


  • Super Bulky Yarn (06) – For example Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in red or Hometown.
  • I used 2 skeins (212).


  • Pair of 10 mm (US 15) circular needles 24″
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure


  1. Cast on 92
  2. Join in the round and place a stitch marker at join.
  3. Be careful not to twist.
  4. K2, P2 (Ribbing)
  5. Continue in rib until piece measures 12 inches.
  6. Next Row – K1, M1, K1, P1, M1, P1 to end
  7. K3, P3 until piece measures 15 inches.
  8. Add more or less in terms of measurement depending on how long/short you want the cowl to be.
  9. Cast off in Rib.
  10. Weave in loose ends.

Keep Warm!


This cowl knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple ribbed design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to in any listings. Thank you!

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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