Exakta Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Exakta Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • SKILLS: knitting in the round, working cables and other patterns from charts

Pattern Description:

I had so much fun designing the EXAKTA HAT for HITCH that I wanted to do a cowl version!

The center motif in this cowl, filled with different stitch patterns, represents windows and what you can see through them. Do you see something different through each?

If you'd like a larger or narrower cowl, note that each section is approximately 3in / 7.5cm wide. Increase or decrease yarn requirements proportionally.

For this cowl, you get to choose what you knit in the center of each "window." For the simplest option, pick your favorite
stitch pattern and use it in each window. Of course, you can use a different pattern for each window as well!


Approx 30 sts and 34 rounds in
4in / 10cm in cabled pattern with
larger needles.

Note that gauge will vary slightly
depending on center motif

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZE One size FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 27.75in / 71cm Height: 8in / 20.5cm


  • NEEDLES US #6 / 4mm needles or size to obtain gauge US #5 / 3.75mm (or) one size smaller than main needle

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS (1) stitch marker for beginning of round, more if desired to separate pattern repeats, yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula For Better or Worsted (10% cashmere, 80% Superwash wool, 10% nylon;



About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

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