Cozy Winters Cowl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Cozy Winters Cowl

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 320 yards (119 - 293 m)
Child (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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The Cozy Winters Cowl is one of five patterns in the “My Forever Home” Collection, a collection of DK weight patterns inspired my home state: Montana.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 8 - Dec 8, 2020 will go to Montana Rescue Mission​ to help the homeless in Montana.

Main Features

  • fun and simple faded texture design telling the story of snow falling

  • quick knit using DK weight yarn and worked in the round

  • features a tapered design to help the cowl lay flat, showing more of the cowl, and making it easier to style

  • includes 4 sizes from child to large adult

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Cozy Winters was inspired by cold, snowy winter weather in Montana: one moment it’s heavily snowing, and the next the sky is clear. The cowl features seven different sections that create a faded texture representing varying snow levels (from whiteout to flurries). This creates a fun, simplistic, and engaging knit. Once the cowl is complete, you can see the snow falling from the sky (at the top of the cowl) and accumulating on the ground (at the bottom of the cowl). Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions, but the instructions are separated within the pattern PDF, so you can just print what you need.

Child (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)

Bottom Circumference: 23 (26, 29.5, 32) in / 58 (65.5, 73.5, 80) cm
Top Circumference: 20 (22, 24, 26) in / 50 (55, 60, 65) cm
Length: 7 (9.5, 11.5, 14) in / 17.5 (23.5, 29, 35) cm

The light blue and gray sample shown is worked in the Medium Adult size. The teal sample shown is worked in the Large Adult size.

130 (185, 250, 320) yds / 120 (170, 230, 290) m; 60 (80, 110, 140) grams DK weight yarn

Designed using Polka Dot Sheep Yarns Stumptown DK in the Night King colorway; medium adult size sample.

This design was created as a collaboration with Polka Dot Sheep Yarns. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

16 stitches, 24 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
18 sts, 28 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in seed stitch

3.5 mm (US size 4) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular or double-pointed needles, long enough to hold the cowl circumference
Darning needle
Stitch marker, optional

The techniques used in this design, with exception to the bind off, are very simple. If you are comfortable with the knit stitch, this project will give you experience with knitting in the round and purling. As an adventurous beginner, you will learn a new bind off technique: the I-cord bind off with the written instructions and linked video tutorial provided in the pattern.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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