Rowlock Cowl

from Burke House Crafts

Rowlock Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Rowlock Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • slip stitches
  • knit and purl in the round
  • use circular needles
  • cast on and bind off

Pattern Description:

The Rowlock Cowl is so named for its brickwork appearance. The elongated stitches worked in the contrasting color are the "rowlock" portion of the brickwork appearance in the stitch pattern.

The cowl can be knit with:

180 yards of the main color
100 yards of the contrasting color

It can be easily made wider or narrower by subtracting 6-stitch repeats as you would like for the cowl to fit. The cast on number in the pattern will give you a cowl with a 26" circumference.


20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Rowlock Pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 26" wide


  • 1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

Suggested yarn:

280 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shi Bui Knits Baby Alpaca DK


Ash and Bordeaux

About Designer

About Designer

Jennifer Burke on

Iím a knitter/crocheter who also dabbles in handspinning, hand quilting, and sewing. I learned to knit & crochet as a child, but returned to it in 2003 with a lot more passion & a better attention span than I had in the past.

I worked in a yarn shop for about 3 Ĺ years and gained a wealth of knowledge (and stash!) being surrounded by the materials I love! It was at that shop where I began to ...

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