Ghazal Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Ghazal Cowl
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Ghazal Cowl Ghazal Cowl

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Provisional cast on
  • Grafting

Pattern Description:

A Ghazal, pronounced 'huzzle', is an ancient Persian poem of love. The rhymes repeat in a familiar lilt, much like a sonnet. And the subjects, though always tied to love, are as varied as that most complex of emotions. Unrequited. Romanticized. Illicit.

This cowl's pattern repeats with a flowing rhythm, making it a simple, enjoyable knit. Yet the options for yarn-weight and length, plus its beautiful blending of variegated colorways, give you endless possibilities. Knit it and fall in love over and over again.


Worsted-weight: 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
DK-weight: 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Lace-weight: 28 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Short (Medium, Long). Approximately 9" wide and 20 (31, 52)" circumference. Measured after blocking.


  • Worsted-weight: US #9/5.5mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting flat.
  • DK-weight: US #7/4.5mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting flat.
  • Lace-weight: US #3/3.25mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting flat.

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

550 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios, Malabrigo Rastita or Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci


Candombe (purples/blues), Marte (reds/oranges), Smokey Mountain Morn (greys/greens/purples)

About Designer

About Designer

KatherineLeek on

You can call me Kat. I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative pursuits. A studio art major in college, I focused on print making, and my perpetual artistic mantra has been: beauty is found in simplicity. Today I use my art training to dream up new patterns with rich ...

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