Architexture Cowl by Jennifer Weissman

Architexture Cowl

February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
255 yards (233 m)
One size
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Looking for a stylish cowl with loads of texture and a handsome shape? The Architexture Cowl will entertain you with a medley of classic, beginner-friendly stitch patterns. It flies off the needles in aran or bulky-weight yarn, and its tapered silhouette helps to keep the cold air out. Just fold the top of the cowl down inside for structure and a double layer of warmth.

This cowl will be perfect for all of the knit-worthy adults and teens in your life … but make sure that you knit one for yourself, too!

Instructions are fully written, with two optional charts.

Thinking about knitting a scarf instead? You can find the Architexture scarf here.


The Architexture Cowl is knitted in the round from the bottom up. Decreases at the center front create a tapered bandana shape.

Blocked Measurements:

Circumference at top edge: 18”/45.5 cm
Circumference at bottom edge: 36”/91.5 cm
Height in front: 17”/43 cm
Height in back: 12”/30.5 cm


15 stitches and 21 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch on US 9/5.5 mm needles, blocked
Yardage requirements and finished measurements will vary if your gauge differs.


  • Approximately 255 yds/233 m aran- or bulky-weight yarn in a colorway that is solid or close to solid; shown in Madelinetosh TML Triple Twist in the Cousteau colorway (130 yds/119 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein)
  • US 9/5.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), 24”/60 cm and 16”/40 cm in length
  • US 8/5 mm circular needles (or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge), 24”/60 cm in length
  • 4 stitch markers, including 1 in a contrast color
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Pins for blocking

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