Northwoods Twisted Cowl

Quick knits are a warm welcome for relaxing days at the cabin. Bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches add thickness and make this cowl reversible. The cowl is knit just to fit over the head and keep the neck and shoulders warm.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: One size fits all

Gauge: 8 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st 

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 106 yards [97 meters]/170 grams): 610 Hudson Bay (1 ball)

Needles: US size 13 (9.0 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the top down and is reversible.


CO 60 sts, pm, join to work in the rnd, but be sure to twist once around the needle before joining. This will create the twist in the finished cowl.

Rnds 1-4: Knit every stitch (stockinette), slipping marker.

Rnds 5-8: Purl every stitch (reverse stockinette), slipping marker.

Rep Rnds 1-8, 3 more times, there are four bands of stockinette and four bands of reverse stockinette.

BO all sts loosely in purl sts.


Weave in all ends.

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  • Eleanor C.

    I plan to try this one. It looks like a fast and easy pattern. Hope it will be nice and warm to wear this winter.

  • Eleanor C.

    I plan to try this one. It looks like a fast and easy pattern. Thank you. El Calvin

  • Annette D.

    I am not getting what you mean by “twisting once around the needle” to create the twist in the finished cowl – maybe I’m just having a dense moment lol. Thanks!


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