Introduction: Warm Knitted Winter Cowl

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Wanted something woolly to keep my neck warm during the cold months - something more portable than a scarf and small enough to fit in a pocket. I was also tempted by the beautiful colors of Noro Japanese wool and wanted an excuse to buy some. 8)


  • 1 ball of Noro Silk Garden (45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lamb's wool)
  • 5mm circular knitting needles
  • A few good audio podcasts and a warm fire (optional)


  • Cast on 84 sts and join into a round.
  • Work 4 rounds of knit 2 purl 2 (k2p2).
  • Choose a pattern stitch (see step 1).
  • Continue in pattern stitch until there is just enough wool left to work 4 rows of k2p2 ribbing.
  • Cast off.

Step 1: Pattern

Choose a pattern, select the wool, modify the pattern to make it unique.


  • Rnd 1-5: Join in Contract Color. *Slip 1
  • purlwise, K4 with Contract Color, Slip 1
  • purlwise*, Repeat to end of rnd.
  • Rnd 6-8: Purl with Main Color.
  • Rnd: 9-13: *K2 with Contrast Color, Slip 2
  • purlwise, K2* Repeat to end of rnd.
  • Rnd 14-16: Purl with Main Colour.

Step 2: Add Some Flash!

After the first inch or so of knitting we realize the wool we are using is dull (blues and greens) so we buy a new skein of wool with brighter colors, tie it on and continue knitting with the pink colorway.

Step 3: Voila!

Take a picture of the finished product for Instructables. 8)