Campfire Flames cowl by Jacki Badger

Campfire Flames cowl

August 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch, worked flat
US 8 - 5.0 mm
420 yards (384 m)
One size - circumference is adjustable
low vision format available
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Using German short rows to create curving stripes, the Campfire Flames Cowl is a simple but satisfying knit. Starting with a provisional cast on, the cowl is worked sideways in a repeating six-section pattern, with i-cord edgings and garter ridges providing extra definition. A Three Needle Bind Off joins the ends of the cowl and creates a neat, seamless finish.

Sizing & Finished Measurements

Sizes: 1
a - CIRCUMFERENCE: 454”/112.50 cm
b - WIDTH: 12.5”/31 cm


Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 210 yds/192 m; 3.5 oz/100 g) in Sunset (MC) and Glazed Carrot (CC)
MC: 1 skein, or approx 180 yds/165 m of Worsted Weight yarn
CC: 1 skein, or approx 147 yds/135 m of Worsted Weight yarn

US 8/5.0 mm needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge


  • crochet hook for provisional cast on
  • spare needle for Three Needle Bind Off
  • 2 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • waste yarn for provisional cast on


16 sts x 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch worked flat, blocked
I recommend working your swatch to include the short row shaping as worked in the first panel.

Exact gauge is not crucial but will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.


The waves of each section are created using the German short row technique. When you come to a ds, work both legs together as a single stitch.

The circumference of the cowl is adjustable by adding or removing complete sets of the six-section repeat. Each full repeat measures approximately 9.5”/22.54 cm and uses approximately 36 yds/33 m of MC yarn and 30 yds/27 m of CC yarn.

Accessibility Statement: inTANDEM zine includes a separate Easy to Read digital version. It has all black, 24-point san serif Verdana font. No italics are used. All of the pattern steps are fully written out. Where charts are included the are not required to complete the pattern.