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Autumn Leaves Cowl

from Apple Tree Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Autumn Leaves Cowl
Autumn Leaves Cowl
Autumn Leaves Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, yo, k3tog, k3tog tbl

Pattern Description:

From the pattern:
"When the crisp days of autumn arrive, who doesn't love a nice squishy cowl to keep warm in? And how much more lovely when the cowl is not only delightful to the touch, but beautiful enough to wear with any outfit whether dressy or casual. The Autumn Leaves cowl uses a simple yet elegant lacy pattern to show off an exquisite yarn, and is a perfect length for wearing looped once or doubled around the neck for extra warmth. The cowl knits up in just a few hours, and can be knit with any worsted-weight yarn with a good bit of stretch."

This cowl is a super-fast knit and uses under 200 yards, making it perfect for that beautiful skein of luxurious but expensive yarn (whether it's already sitting in your stash, or you just need an excuse to buy it!). The pattern includes both charted and written instructions, and options for seamed or grafted versions, making it easy enough for new knitters and engaging enough for those with more experience. And since it's a quick, one-size-fits-all knit, it makes a great gift - if you can give it away!

Note: As stated in the pattern, when knit with the recommended yarn the pattern uses nearly an entire 189 yd skein. Knit with other worsted-weight yarns, however, the pattern typically requires approximately 130-150 yards.


10 sts x 14 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Before blocking, cowl measures approximately 9 in (23 cm) by 26 in (66 cm)


  • U.S. # 11 (8.0 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • waste yarn (if using optional provisional cast-on)

Suggested yarn:

190 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Flicker