Starry Night Cowl Pattern


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Starry Night Cowl Pattern

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Starry Night can be made as a circular scarf/cowl (knit in the round) or as an open rectangle scarf.

This is a totally adjustable size and yarn pattern. Easy-to-follow instructions are included to make any length of scarf that you choose, using any yarn weight!

The pattern uses an easy, textured stitch to get the feel for and knits up really fast. Great pattern for a weekend trip, on an airplane, or in front of your favorite tv show.

I am knitting it up now in two very different yarns with equally pleasing results: a new, summery linen yarn by Shibui and a Juniper Moon lace weight that's left over from another project.

What a great way to use up your stash or quickly knit up that beautiful new yarn you just brought home!


Do a test swatch in the stitch in instructions and adjust your needle size to get the desired open effect. That's more important than gauge in a circular scarf. Instructions are included to calculate number of cast on stitches based on your swatch gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54" circumference, 6 inch width or as wide as you'd like to make it. In this case I was limited by the yarn I had left from another project. If you want a longer or shorter scarf simply adjust your cast on amount by a multiple of 3 stitches.


  • Maiden Hair by Handmaiden Fine Yarns. Shown in Bronze. Uses approximately 1/2 of 328 yd skein.
  • Circular needles size 7 US (4.5mm) with up to 42 inch length

You Will Also Need:

  • Darning needle to weave in ends, stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

165 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Maiden Hair by Handmaiden Fine Yarns



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