Raelyn Beginner Broken Rib Cowl

This version of the Raelyn scarf trades the fringe in for a closed loop cowl structure. The broken rib stitch still looks incredible and people will never guess how easy it is to knit.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 26.25” / [67 cm] circumference x 8.75” / [22 cm] high.

Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Broken Rib patt. after wet blocking.


Yarn: Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky (100% Baby Alpaca; 108 yards [99 meters]/100 grams): #602 Linen, 2 skeins.

Needle: US size 10 (6.0 mm) 16” circular
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker.

Special Stitches

Broken Rib Pattern (worked in the rnd over multiple of 4 sts)

Rnd 1: Knit.

Rnd 2: *P3, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3: Knit

Rnd 4: *P3, k1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: Knit.

Rnd 6: *P2, k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 7: Knit

Rnd 8: *P2, k1, p1; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-8 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The cowl is knit in the rnd. Work in Broken Rib Pattern.



CO 92 sts. PM, being careful not to twist sts, join to begin working in the rnd.

Rnds 1-48: Work in Broken Rib Pattern.

BO all sts.


Weave in ends.

Wash and block to measurements.

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  • Hello Suzanne,
    this pattern is a wonderfully versatile and will look great in a variety of yarn weight. For using a different weight yarn then the pattern calls for, you will have to make a swatch in the desired yarn. Measure how many sts and rounds/rows are at the 4″by 4″, once you know the number, divide that by 4 and then multiply by the number of how large you wish to have the cowl. Once you have that number, you need to make sure it’s also a multiple of four to be able to work the broken rib pattern in the round.
    Have fun knitting and exploring.

  • Suzanne R.

    Hi Would this pattern work in something thinner than a bulky yarn?

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Suzanne! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

  • Hello, I’ve volunteered to teach at our Senior Center both knit and crochet. I would like to know if I am allowed to print this pattern for my students. I was going to provide them with a free pattern and thought this one would be a great first project.
    If there is a different email address for this kind of question please send it to me.
    Thank you

    • Caitlin E.

      Hi Joannh, Of course! As long as you aren’t selling the pattern, this is totally fine. Enjoy!


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