Snow What Fun Cowl

This eye catching cowl will keep you warm throughout the winter months. It may look complicated, but it works up quickly. You can make one to give as a gift and one for yourself.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 25 (44)” circumference x 7½” tall

Shown in 25” circumference

Gauge: 27 sts and 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Diamond Pattern after wet blocking.



Light Weight Yarn Valley Yarns Sunderland (100% Baby Alpaca; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): SFN10 Natural (MC), 1 (3) balls; C740 Caribbean (CC), 1 (3) balls

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm): circular

Notions: Markers; tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Diamond Pattern (worked over a multiple 12 sts)

Rnds 1-2: *K2 (MC), k3 (CC), k1 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC); rep from * around.
Rnds 3-4: *K1 (CC), k1 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k3 (CC), k2 (MC), k1 (CC); rep from * around.
Rnds 5-6: *K3 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC), k1 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC); rep from * around.
Rnds 7-8: *K2 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k3 (CC), k1 (MC); rep from * around.
Rnds 9-10: *K1 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC), k1 (MC), k2 (CC); rep from * around.
Rnds 11-12: *K1 (CC), k1 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC), k2 (MC), k2 (CC); rep from * around.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

Sutcliff Cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up. When working the rib pattern, after the purl stitches are complete, move CC to the back of the work and k2 with MC.


With CC, loosely CO 168 (300) sts, place marker, join for working in the rnd, taking care not to twist sts.


Rnd 1: Join MC, k2, p2 (CC), *k2 (MC), p2 (CC); rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1, 4 more times.

Work Rnds 1-12 of Diamond Pattern 3 times, then Rnds 1-2 once more or work in est patt until piece meas desired length.


Next Rnd: *K2 (MC), *p2 (CC); rep from * around.

Rep last rnd 4 more times.

With CC, loosely BO all sts in rib pattern.


Weave in all ends. Block. yarn ball

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