Bowtruckle by Monika Evans


December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 - 260 yards (219 - 238 m)
one size, customizable
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If you haven’t read “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” by Newt Scamander, you should definitely check out a copy from Madam Pince, the librarian: The fifth design in The Hogwarts Library Collection is a cowl inspired by the Bowtruckle, one of the wonderful creatures described in the book, which also happens to be one of Newt’s favorite mascots. No worries, Bowtruckles are really sweet tree guardians and usually harmless – as long as you don’t hurt a tree, in that case they might scratch your eyes out!

This snuggly and scratch-free cowl is worked in the round and features trellis cables that remind me of a dense forest, and it has some cute leaf motifs that you can arrange in all kinds of fun ways to personalize your Bowtruckle look – you could also knit the leaves in a different color to make them pop even more.

Disclaimer: This is not an official or licensed Harry Potter product, and is not intended to be perceived as such.

About the pattern:

Bowtruckle is an intermediate pattern that is knit in the round with lots of cables, it also has some small motifs knitted on to the main body in the end. It is sized to fit teens or adults, but the length of the cowl as well as the amount of leaf details is customizable.


250 yds of Worsted weight yarn

Used for the sample:
2 balls of Hikoo Kenzie (50g/ 160 yds) in color 1007 Kiwi Fruit

Size 4mm / US 6 (or size to obtain gauge), 16” long circular needle
2 DPNs in the same size
Stitch Marker, 8 locking stitch markers or small safety pins, darning needle

Finished Measurements: About 9” high and 18” circumference

Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette, unblocked