Deep Violet Cowl

Dress like royalty with this cozy cowl that’s warm and luxurious. The Monrovian Stitch creates a textural project that’s addictive, attractive and so much fun to make!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Width: 6”; Circumference: 61 1/2”

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ /10cm in Monrovian Stitch, stretched lengthwise (slightly)


Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo (50% superwash merino wool, 50% nylon; 110 yards [100 meters]/100 grams): #35365 Duchess Heather (2 hanks)
Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) needles
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Monrovia Stitch (Multiples of 6 stitches + 8)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *k4, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
All WS Rows: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to last end of row.
Row 3: K2, *1/2/1 RC, p2; rep from * to last 6 sts, 1/2/1 RC, k2.
Row 5: Same as Row 1.
Row 7: K3, *k2, 1/2/1 RPC; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Row 8: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to last end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-8 for pattern.

Pattern Notes

This cowl is worked flat and then seamed to form a tube. You may, optionally, prefer to cast-on with your favorite provisional cast-on and Kitchener Stitch the closure.


CO 26 sts. Begin Monrovia Stitch. Work Rows 1-8 for a total of 31 repeats or until desired finished length is reached. Bind off loosely.


Weave in ends and block to measurements. Sew cast-on and bind-off ends together. yarn ball

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