Sanne Cowl by Jacqui Verbeek

Sanne Cowl

March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
60 - 104 yards (55 - 95 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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About this Pattern
The first time I made this cowl for my daughter, Sanne, she was three and forever losing her scarves or pulling them off because they were “itchy”. I wanted something for her that would be cozy, feel soft and most importantly - stay on! This cowl has ticked all those boxes and she has happily worn one for the past two winters.

Skills Needed
You need to be able to cast on, bind off, knit, purl and knit in the round. I have a detailed explanation of how to make a bobble in the pattern. I think this pattern is great for all knitters - whether you’re a beginner who wants to try something that’s mostly simple with an interesting new technique or if you’re an experienced knitter wanting to whip up a quick gift for someone.

There are three sizes: Small (Medium, Large).

 is designed to fit a large baby or toddler. Height: 3.6” / Circumference: 15”. Yarn required: 30g.

 is designed to fit an older child 4-7 years. Height: 4.75” / Circumference: 16.7”. Yarn required: 42g.

 is designed to fit a tween/ young teen. Height: 5.5” / Circumference: 18.5”. Yarn required: 52g.

Adult (Cast on 96 stitches). Height: 7” / Circumference: 20” / Yarn required: 68g.

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette.
IMPORTANT: I am a very tight knitter, so if you just knit this without checking gauge, you are likely to get a larger finished object than me and require more yarn! My advice is to knit a quick gauge swatch to ensure the correct fit.

10ply/Worsted Weight
I used Alegria Grande by Manos Del Uruguay (75% Merino Superwash, 25% Polyamide). Colours: Foil (grey); Turmeric (mustard/yellow); and Petal (pink).

5mm (US Size 8) 16” Circulars. I used the small, 4”-in-length needles so that I could knit in the round comfortably. As mentioned above, I am a tight knitter, so you may need to use a smaller sized needle to achieve the same fit/gauge.

Support and Feedback
This is a free pattern, so has not been tested. I’ve tried very hard to ensure it is error-free, but I welcome any feedback if something doesn’t look right or doesn’t make sense! You can contact me with any feedback or questions by message on Ravelry or my email: Please note that I am located in Australia, so there might be a delay in responding due to the time difference.