Reversible Houndstooth Cowl Pattern


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Reversible Houndstooth Cowl Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round.
  • Stranded colourwork

Pattern Description:

This reversible cowl is knit in the round in two pieces and then knit together to create a double-thick fabric that gives you extra warmth and wind protection, trapping warmed air in between its layers. The cowl was designed to keep its shape and stay in place where it should be: right around your neck.

Houndstooth is such a classic design motif, and I wanted this cowl to highlight a large and a small repeat, both of which look so incredible from a distance. The knit and purl edge at top and bottom finish the piece off elegantly, mimicking a beaded edge.

The pattern is one size and requires a 4 mm circular needle (74 cm), as well as two to three skeins of yarn in two contrasting colours. To make this pattern, you should know how to do stranded colorwork and how to knit in the round.


2 inches = 10 sts x 12 rows

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • circumference: 28 in
  • top to bottom: 9 in

Suggested yarn:

500 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bernat Satin and Red Heart Soft Touch


Bernat: Stone-- and -- Red Heard: Seafoam

About Designer

About Designer

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For me, knitting and crocheting evolved from a hobby to an all-consuming passion (some would say obsession). Inspiration for my designs is drawn from all over the place, including past travels -- from Turkey to Kyrgyzstan and many places in between. I dream about wool during the long Canadian winters, often waking from my sleep with visions of knittin?s dancing in my head.
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