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Knit Eco Chic on craftsy.com
North Carolina mountains

A gift received became a passion embraced...

While hospitalized for a long while, I sought an enjoyable distraction from the daily drudgery of medical tests. Having learned some basic knitting ...

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Drifter Cowl

from Knit Eco Chic
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Drifter Cowl
Drifter Cowl Drift through fall
Drifter Cowl Drifter Cowl Cover
Drifter Cowl Working outdoors in warmth & style
Drifter Cowl Cables drifts anchored by a wood button
Drifter Cowl Fits comfortably around your neck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • bind off
  • cast on
  • slip stitches
  • cable

Pattern Description:

Drift through fall into winter with this warm organic cotton cowl with a simple cable design resembling a wave pattern. Experienced knitters will knit this cowl up in a day and beginner knitters will astonish their friends with this simple to knit, yet intricate in appearance design. Wear it raking leaves, hiking through colorful woods, or enjoying a bon fire, this versatile cowl will keep you comfortable outdoors in fall's chill and winter's blasts.

Included in the pattern is a variation for a long loopy cowl, which can be twisted double over the neck.

Tech edited pattern includes written and charted directions, a glossary, long cowl variation, and pictures.

1 skein Estelle's Cloud Cotton
100% organic cotton
164 yds/ 150m, 3.5oz/ 100g
US 8/ 5mm knitting needles
H/ 5mm crochet hook (for around button opening)
2"/ 5cm wood button
Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Copyright assigned to Knit Eco Chic 2014. For pattern support, please contact Lindsay at knitecochic@gmail.com.


22 sts and 18 rows over 4"/ 10cm in pattern stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 25"/ 63.5cm long by 4.5"/ 11.5cm wide
  • Long variation: 40"/ 101.5cm around by 4.5"/ 11.5cm wide


  • US 8/ 5mm needles
  • H/ 5mm crochet hook
  • 1 skein Estelle's Cloud Cotton
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 2"/ 5cm wood button

Suggested yarn:

164 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Estelle Cloud Cotton