I started this design journey with the need for a cowl that would lay flat under my coat. This is it! This is a wonderfully squishy cabled cowl, knit up in a bulky weight yarn. The bottom portion provides for a slightly rounder, almost flared edge that expands with the natural shape of the shoulders. It is knit in the round from the bottom up and features slowing sloping upward cables.

Sizes Available

One size: 8 in. (20 cm) x 20 in. (51 cm) at top and 22 in. (56 cm) at base


US 10 (6.0 mm), 24 in. (60 cm) circular needle


US 10 (6.0 mm), 24 sts & 20 rnds = 4 in.

Knit in pattern, in the round, unblocked, on Knitter’s Pride Dreamz needles


Pendle Alpacas Handspun Gems Obsidian, 80% Alpaca 20% Silk, 150 yds (137m / 168 g), Bulky weight #5

Color Used: Speed Bump


Yardage: 150 yds / 137 m


Stitch marker 

Tapestry needle

Cable needle

Pattern Notes

Cowl is knit from bottom to top in the round.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern. 

Purchase Information

Downloadable PDF copies of this pattern are available for purchase on Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

Pattern published January 2023.