Chic Mega Cowl

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Chic Mega Cowl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: long-tail CO, knit/purl, cables, dropped stitches, decreasing, knitting in the round; this pattern includes both a chart and written instructions.

Pattern Description:

Part of the Very Chic series, this oversized cowl features elongated cables, made extra fluid by dropping select stitches. Slight shaping makes it easy to wear over or under a coat, and the generous depth keeps both the neck and shoulders warm.


Gauge: 16 st and 20 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; one cable is approximately 2.5" wide. The sample used almost all of two skeins; while gauge is not critical for this project, a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished cowl, and different yardage requirements.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: 15" tall and 18" circumference at top edge/24" circumference at bottom edge, after gentle blocking.


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards/100g); 2 skeins, shown in Polar Morn.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 24" circular needle; Stitch markers (4); Cable needle; Yarn needle; Crochet hook (any size) to help with raveling.

About Designer

About Designer

Jennifer Dassau on
The Knitting Vortex
by Jennifer Dassau
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at

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