Without a Sound by Allie Coffey

Without a Sound

August 2015
Light Fingering ?
10 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
230 - 400 yards (210 - 366 m)
One size
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Without a Sound is a cowl featuring different lengths of drop stitches, knit flat then seamed at the end. Light and flowy, this cowl is perfect for showcasing fun yarns. The pattern is designed to be customizable to any weight yarn and to use up any amount of yardage.


Unwind Yarn Company Round Trip Sock (singles base), Trunkless Elephants colorway, 230 yards.

Needles & Notions:
Size US 6 24” circular needles
Optional: Another set of US 6 24” circular needles
Tapestry needles for weaving in ends
Blocking supplies

10 stitches and 28 rows over 2 inches.

Finished measurements:
34 inches long x 8 inches wide (before seaming)
17 inches long x 8 inches wide (after seaming)

Since this pattern is knit flat, it is super easy to customize to any weight yarn and/or any length of cowl. Want to knit with a thicker weight yarn? Cast on fewer stitches and use larger needles. Want a longer cowl? Knit more repeats.

There are a few ways you can block this cowl:

  • Block flat on blocking boards with t-pins after seaming
  • Block flat on blocking boards with t-pins before seaming
  • Block cowl with cans to assist in the cowl not having creases. You can do this by stacking cans on top of blocking boards opposite each other the length of the cowl and stretching out the cowl lengthwise to really get the length desired. (Cowl must be seamed for this one to work.)

Abbreviations Used:
K= knit
Sl= slip 1 stitch knitwise
RS= right side
WS= wrong side
St(s)= stitch(es)
YO= yarn over