Tofino Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Tofino Cowl
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Tofino Cowl Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Cables

Pattern Description:

Tofino is a sleep little town in British Columbia, on the very western tip of Vancouver Island. Some people love to vacation there in the summer to soak up the sun. But other, more adventurous souls, go there in the winter to watch the storms that rage across the Pacific.

The sweeping extended cables in this cowl are reminiscent of giant, wind-driven waves. Worked in super bulky yarn, it's such a quick knit that you're sure to get it done before the storm hits. And it's the perfect cozy accessory to keep you warm in spite of the weather.


8 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch - although gauge is not very important for this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. Approximately 22" circumference, 9" tall. Measured after blocking.


  • US #17/12.0mm 24" circular needle or size to get gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rasta

About Designer

About Designer

KnitterKat on

I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed 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: genius is found in simplicity. Today I use my art training to dream up new knitting patterns with rich texture and ...

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