Sunday, March 18, 2012

Captivating Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Perfect for layering over spring and summer outfits, this light zigzag lace cowl knits up fast.
It's a great way to try knitting lace if you've never knitted lace before. It uses just one skein of Berroco Captiva yarn. The yarn itself is a cotton/rayon blend with a lot of sheen. It almost looks like it's chenille, but it's a smooth shiny cotton that reflects the light beautifully.

Completed Cowl Measures: 5 x 22" lightly blocked

You will need:
Cast on 98 sts, join round being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker.
Round 1 *K2, k2tog, yo, k3.* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 2 Knit
Round 3 *K1, k2tog, yo, k4.* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 4 Knit
Round 5 Knit
Round 6 Knit
Round 7 *Knit 3, yo, SKP, k2.* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 8 Knit
Round 9 *Knit4, yo, SKP, k1.* Repeat from * to * around.
Round 10 Knit
Round 11 Knit
Round 12 Knit
Repeat Rows 1-12, two more times. Bind off and block lightly.

Happy knitting!


  1. Just finished knitting this last night. I added an extra repeat for a slightly taller cowl, but love the pattern and the finished project. Thanks for sharing the pattern

  2. Thanks for sharing the pattern, the cowl is truly captivating! The color is also lovely. The cowl is really perfect for spring and summer outfits. Hope I can have that one too, it is so gorgeous!