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I have been crafting for almost 50 years, which includes knitting, crocheting and sewing. Any craft I can do with my hands has given me joy. I have always played with designing even as a child, but ...

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Swirl Drawstring Cowl

from Egg Foo Yarn Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swirl Drawstring Cowl
Swirl Drawstring Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • decrease
  • increase
  • bind off
  • make buttonholes
  • make an i-cord

Pattern Description:

I love cowls. They can be easy or intricate and they don't take much yarn so you can actually buy that beautiful expensive yarn and not break the bank making a cowl. This pattern is a very easy, yet beautiful cowl. The pattern can be done as a last minute holiday gift as it does not take very long and only uses one skein of yarn. Other yarns may be substituted as long as the weight and gauge remain constant.


17 sts and 25 rows = 4"/10cm in swirl pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21 (24)" wide by 11" long


  • US size 8 (5mm) 16" circular knitting needle
  • 1 ball Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Tidal Maree/Marea

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

279 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

1 ball Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable or other worsted weight yarn which will give the same gauge


Tidal Maree/Marea