Reversibility Cowl by Jessica Ays

Reversibility Cowl

July 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat in stockinette stitch.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
190 - 450 yards (174 - 411 m)
Short Cowl (20"/51 cm), Mid-Length (30"/76 cm), and Double-Wrap (50"/127 cm)
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Driven by the desire to design a cushy, warm, textured cabled cowl to wrap myself up in during the cold winter days, I experimented with different textures and stitch combinations. I sought out the perfect combination that would be equally beautiful on both sides of the fabric, so I could create different looks by buttoning the cowl in various ways. That cowl is Reversibility!

Using just 1 skein of Galler Yarns Worsted One-ply Wool, affectionately known as W.O.W, I was able to create the largest size cowl shown. Always wanting to provide you with options so you can customize a pattern to suit your own taste, the pattern includes instructions to make a short cowl and a mid-length version too.

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Galler Yarns W.O.W. Worsted One-ply Wool (100% Superfine Merino Wool, 475 yards/434 m per 8 oz/227 g. The sample cowl uses the color WOW07 Cameo.

• US 8/5.0 mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• US 6/4.0 mm needles (or two sizes smaller than the main needle)
• Cable needle
• 8 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle, to weave in ends
• 4 buttons, 1.125”/28 mm diameter
• Needle and thread, to sew buttons

17 stitches and 12 rows = 4”/10 cm after blocking, using US 8/5.0 mm needles, worked flat in stockinette stitch.

Short Cowl
9.5”/24 cm wide x 20”/51 cm circumference
Uses approximately 190 yards/174 m, weighing 91 g.

Mid-Length Cowl
9.5”/24 cm wide x 30”/76 cm circumference
Uses approximately 276 yards/252 m, weighing 132 g.

Double-Wrap Cowl
9.5”/24 cm wide x 50”/127 cm circumference
Uses approximately 450 yards/411 m, weighing 215 g.

Because I value your knitting time, this pattern has been tech edited and test knit to ensure the best knitting experience possible for you! If you require pattern support, please email me at