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Basket weave cowl

from Sandra Jaeger's Strickstuebchen
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Basket weave cowl
Basket weave cowl Basket weave cowl
Basket weave cowl Basket weave cowl
Basket weave cowl Basket weave cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do stranded knitting with two colors in one round
  • do the two-color cast-on (if you don't there is also a picture tutorial included in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

When I had published the (snowflake) basket weave beanie I had already promised to publish the matching cowl soon.
It(tm)s a super-easy stranded pattern, because it has only two colors throughout the whole project and the strands are so short due to the basket weave pattern, that you do not have to cross any strands over the working yarn.

The herringbone edges at the top and the bottom are added as extra eye-catchers.

The cowl starts with a two-color cast-on which is also described in the pattern in a picture tutorial.

I got the idea from a basket standing in our bathroom and it didn(tm)t get out of my head anymore until it was done :)

It(tm)s completeley knitted in 4-ply sock yarn and you need about 35 g of each color.
It will also look great in other color choices. Like black and white, or dark red and white, white and dark green
But you can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight.

Enjoy and happy knitting!


Knitting gauge in stranded pattern: 1 x 1 inch: 7 stitches and 8 rows (2 x 2 cm: 6 stitches and 7

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cowl measurements: length = 30 cm, height = 14 cm (measured flat on the floor)


  • about 35 g of 4-ply sock yarn in off-white, about 35 g in blue
  • You can also use Acrylic yarn of similar weight

You Will Also Need:

  • circular needle 40 cm (2.75 mm for the ribbing), 3.0 mm for the cowl itself
  • tapestry needle to weave in the ends

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Opal, sckli


blue and off-white
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