Caterpillar Girl Cowl by Lavish Craft

Caterpillar Girl Cowl

January 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
265 yards (242 m)
one size easily adjustable
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Caterpillar Girl Cowl

Fun fast knit & guaranteed smile getter :)

Written and charted pattern with photo tutorial for pom-poms.

American English knitting terms - glossary provided.

US and Metric measurements.

Free support.

Advancing beginner skill level.

Striped (2 rounds each color) patterning with slip stitch caliper cables on stockinette background.

Worked bottom up in the round.

Due to the difference in row gauge between the slipped cables and the St st, it creates an almost gathered look – which reminded me of the undulating bodies of striped caterpillars.

Designed for self-striping yarns but any two high contrast colors work nicely.


120 yd (110 m) Solid Color Chunky Yarn
147 yd (134 m) Self-striping Chunky Yarn
~Sample used SMC Boston (2 balls Orange) and King Cole Riot Chunky (1 ball ‘Cool’)

US 10.5 & 9 (6.5 & 5.5 mm) Circular Needles, 16 – 20” (40 – 50 cm) Long
Cable Needle
Stitch Marker
Row Counter
Crochet Hook ~ for placing Pom poms


Sample measured – 23 by 11” (58.5 by 28 cm)
I did not block my project.
Easily adjusted for height.


Gauge not critical, but will affect size and yardage.

Sample gauge (unblocked) 13 sts by 24 rows in stockinette = 4” (10 cm)