Daisy Chain Cowl

This torus (or donut) shaped cowl with an all-over daisy motif is perfect for ushering out cold weather in favor of the springtime. Worked entirely in stranded knitting, the cowl starts with a provisional cast on and is joined with Kitchener stitch. Finish off your piece with the duplicate stitch and you’ll be ready to don this stylish and playful piece. 

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 28 (37.25, 46.75)” Length (before joining ends) x 17.75 (22.25, 22.25)” circumference

Shown in size 37.25 length”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st


Medium weight yarnYarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; 200 yards [183 meters]/100 grams): 0217 Black (MC, 1 (2, 3) balls), 0208 White (CC1, 1 (2, 3) balls), 1382 Bright Yellow (CC2, 1 (1, 1) ball)

Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular.

Notions: Waste yarn for provisional cast-on, tapestry needle.


Using Provisional CO method, CO 80 (100, 100) sts in MC and join in the rnd.

Work full chart 5 (7, 9) times, then Rnds 1-17 once more.

Cut CC1 and CC2, weave in all ends.

With MC, knit 1 rnd.

Cut MC, leaving a long tail

With MC, attach beginning and end with Kitchener stitch.


Weave in end.

With CC1, use duplicate stitch to finish the last rows of chart.

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