Big Time Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Knit a quick and easy cowl featuring one ball of bulky weight self-striping yarn. It’s knit on the bias (diagonal) to show off the stripes. Wear it long and loose or doubled around the neck.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

Completed Cowl Measures: 58” circumference x 6” wide, after light blocking

Gauge:  7.5 sts to 4” in stockinette stitch

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Hi Noble Knitters! It's Nancy Queen and I have a BIG surprise! I'm here to talk to you today about the BIG Time Cowl. It's free knitting pattern available at If you go to our blog, just click the link below, you'll get to the free pattern. You can download it, there's more photos and a lot more information on the blog. 

Let's talk about this great cowl. I have it doubled - I really wanted you to see how warm and fluffy it is. The yarn itself is Universal Classic Shades Big Time yarn. It's machine washable, just like all of the yarns in the Classic Shades collection and it's self striping.

Well, we've knit this one on the diagonal. So, when I kind of do this, you can see the gorgeous, gorgeous diagonal stripe that you get with this project. Because it's knitted on the diagonal, it doesn't curl the way a lot of stockinette stitch does - the diagonal really helps keep it pulled apart and you're not going to get the "tube" effect you get with regular stockinette.

The cowl itself measures 6 inches wide by 58 inches in circumference and it's knitted on a size US 17 needle.

Don't be scared about the diagonal! These are extremely easy to knit. You're just increasing on one side of the row and decreasing on the other. The rhythm is really nice and easy to remember. You'll get a really great rhythm down and it works up in just one night.