Colonnade Cowl

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Colonnade Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Colonnade Cowl
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Colonnade Cowl Child Snug
Colonnade Cowl Adult Snug
Colonnade Cowl Adult Long

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Ktbl - knit through the back of the loop (stitch)
  • Knit in the round.
  • The co used for this cowl is the basic long-tail co English variation method, otherwise known as the Italian long-tail co. You can find an example of how to do this co on my Youtube channel Keswick Arts and Crafts.
  • Use the Sewn Bind Off to complete the cowl. Make sure you leave a tail that is 3(5) times the circumference of your chosen cowl size. You can find an example of the sewn bind off on my Youtube channel Keswick Arts and Crafts.

Pattern Description:

"Colonnade: in classical architecture, a colonnade denotes a long sequence of columns joined by their entablature, often free standing, or part of a building."

Keep cozy and warm with this unisex cowl on those blustery days! Colonnade, with it's versatile repeat can be made small enough for a child, or as long as you want. It's twisted rib interspersed with bands of garter stitch create a beautiful textured fabric that is neither fussy nor bland.

Colonnade is knit in the round. A perfect piece for relaxing knit without being boring.

Learn how to do the Basic Long-tail Cast On English Version at my Youtube channel Keswick Arts And Crafts

Learn how to do the Sewn Bind Off at



4 inches x 4 inches (10cm x 10cm) = 22sts over 32 rows in twisted rib pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child: 1 skein of Worsted Weight Berroco Vintage. Uses approx. 115 yards / 110 meters.
  • Adult Snug: 1 skein of Worsted Weight Berroco Vintage. Uses approx. 117 yards / 114 meters
  • Adult Long: 2 skein of Worsted Weight Berroco Vintage. Uses approx. 430 yards / 392 meters.


  • 4.5mm (7US) circular needle of appropriate length for chosen cowl size or set of double-pointed needles are suggested.

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers for child size, 4 stitch markers for Adult Snug, and 14 stitch markers for Adult Long.
  • Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

434 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Vintage Worsted

About Designer

About Designer

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by NinDesigns
New Brunswick, Canada
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I'm a knitwear designer living in the beautiful East Coast province of New Brunswick, Canada. I started knitting as a small child and the thrill of creating with sticks and string still has the power to make me forget laundry and such chores. When not in my studio, you can find me petting skeins at my local yarn shop.

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