Winifred Cowl

from Meg Roke Knits

Winifred Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Winifred Cowl
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Women, Men



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease
  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

The Winifred Cowl is the perfect marriage of structure and squish. This large cowl features a wide rib stitch pattern knit in the ever-squishy Puffin yarn. It is knit in the round from the bottom up with a larger base and subtle gradual decreases, working up to a smaller top collar. The top half of the cowl is worked flat and features 3 buttons, which provide greater ease in putting on the cowl and greater flexibility in how the cowl can be worn. Just think of all the ways you could wear your very own Winifred Cowl?


11 stitches and 15 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 11 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32.75" (bottom circumference) and 25.5" (top circumference) x 12" (height)


  • One 24" circular needle in size US 11 8 mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 large buttons (1.25-1.5")
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

185 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Puffin by Quince & Co. (100% American wool; 112 yds 102 m/ 100 g)



About Designer

About Designer

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After working seven years as a special education teacher, I put teaching aside to stay home with my two young children. Over the last two years I have branched into designing knitwear, and am published in both print and online publications. I love spending my days with my husband and kids. In my very rare spare time, I try to squeeze in any quantity of knitting. I also enjoy gardening, ...

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