Brittany Cowl

The Brittany Cowl is your go-to accessory to add a touch of color and texture over a plain top or jacket.  It’s an easy knit in-the-round pattern with no seaming that you’ll enjoy wearing year-round.

Brittany Cowl - frontBrittany Cowl - detailBrittany Cowl - back view

Finished size: 5 1/4” x 36”


Supplies Needed

  • 1-100g skein ColorNotes Willow Glen DK yarn.  Sample made in “Bodega Bay” colorway.
  • Size 6 circular needle, 24” long
  • Tapestry needle


Cast on 168 stitches using the long-tail method, or your favorite cast on technique.  For a long-tail cast on, pull out about 5 yards of yarn and make a slip knot to begin.  After casting on, join stitches for in-the-round knitting, being careful not to twist stitches.


Purl 2 rounds, knit 1 round, then begin pattern.



Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Knit

Round 3: [p2 tog] 4 times, *[yo, k1] 8 times, [p2 tog] 8 times, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, [p2 tog] 4 times

Round 4: Knit

Repeat rounds 1 – 4, 9 times


Next round: Purl

Bind off all stitches purlwise.



Weave in ends and block lightly with a steam iron.

I hope you enjoy making this pattern. If you have any questions, please email me at

Brittany Cowl Pattern rev 5-12-13

Copyright 2013 by Jill Szalaj. All rights reserved. Pattern is for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes.

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