I am one of those chunky yarn fans, especially so now that I have returned to school for a secondary degree, work full time, and have two young kids. My remote workspace is right next to my yarn cabinet so I had been eyeballing some The Hook Nook Yummy yarn in my stash for a while. A long squishy cowl with simple knit and purl stitches was the perfect use for them.
Knitting and crocheting have really become part of my “me” time the older I get. I love following patterns or going rogue and making my own. Most of all, I enjoy being able to use my education background to share my knowledge and yarn obsession with friends. The Move Along Cowl is so simple a beginner can make it. If you can cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and do just a tad bit of seaming, you can totally make this cowl.
Weight 5 bulky yarn, approx. 160 yds of color A and 160 of color B (320 yards total)
US10.5 (6.50mm) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Blocking materials (optional)
16 sts by 22 rows = 4” stockinette stitch
(Laying Flat Before Seaming)
k - knit
p - purl
sts - stitches
The cowl is worked flat like a scarf and then the ends are seamed together. The length and coloring is customizable just be sure color changes occur on the 10th row of the Pattern Repeat.
With Color A, cast on 25 sts.
Row 1: k1 p1 k1, p2 k15 p2, k1 p1 k1
Row 2: k1 p1 k1, p1 k2 p13 k2 p1, k1 p1 k1
Row 3: k1 p1 k1, k2 p2 k11 p2 k2, k1 p1 k1
Row 4: k1 p1 k1, p3 k2 p9 k2 p3, k1 p1 k1
Row 5: k1 p1 k1, k4 p2 k7 p2 k4, k1 p1 k1
Row 6: k1 p1 k1, p5 k2 p5 k2 p5, k1 p1 k1
Row 7: k1 p1 k1, k6 p2 k3 p2 k6, k1 p1 k1
Row 8: k1 p1 k1, p7 k2 p1 k2 p7, k1 p1 k1
Row 9: k1 p1 k1, k8 p3 k8, k1 p1 k1
Row 10: k1 p1 k1, p9 k1 p9, k1 p1 k1
Complete the Pattern Repeat for a total of 10 times ending on row 9. Change to Color B for row 10.
With Color B, complete the Pattern Repeat 2 times ending on row 9. Change to Color A for row 10.
With Color A, complete the Pattern Repeat 10 times ending on row 9. Change to Color B for row 10.
With Color B, complete the Pattern Repeat 10 times ending on row 9. Change to Color A for row 10.
With Color A, complete the Pattern Repeat 2 times ending on row 9. Change to Color B for row 10.
With Color B, complete the Pattern Repeat 10 times.
Bind off all sts.
Cut yarn leaving enough length for seaming.
Weave in ends.
Optional: Block finished piece before seaming the ends together if the fabric does not want to lay flat once complete.
To finish, seam the cast-on row and the bind-off row together making sure the cowl is not twisted.
I would love to see your project photos! Tag @TheYarnNoodler on Instagram and share your WIP and finished cowl photos on social media using #MoveAlongCowl. For more patterns and tips, check out The Yarn Noodler blog. Enjoy!