Knitted cowl with buttons

Cowl knitting pattern

Cowl knitting patternMeasurements

One size fits all


2 balls Biggan Design DK 8ply Merino Black/Latte Main Colour

1 ball Biggan Design DK 8ply Merino Black/Latte Contrast Colour

8 buttons


3.00mm knitting needles


24 sts by 32 rows over stocking stitch to 10cm

Special abbreviations

Moss st = knit 1 purl 1, on first row, on second row purl knit stitches and knit the purl stitches.


NOTE - Before starting to knit, please read carefully through the whole pattern. Tension is very important to follow to get the Right Size!

Your tension must coincide with tension given in pattern, otherwise garment may come out one to several sizes smaller or, larger. To check tension cast on 40 sts on size 4.00mm knitting needles and knit 44 rows stocking stitch. Check with a tape measure that you have the right number of stitches and rows as indicated on tension. If tension is too loose (too few sts) use half to one size smaller knitting needles and if tension is too tight (too many sts) use half to one size larger knitting needles.



With Main colour cast on 39 sts on size 3.00mm needles.

Work 50 rows.

Change to Contrast colour and work pattern:

*1K row, 1P row, 1K row, 1P row.

Change to Main colour.

Work 2 Knit rows,

1 Purl row,

1 Knit row,

1 Purl row,

1 Knit row, rep from* 20 times.

(Please Note! When changing colour don't break off yarn each time, but let yarn foll loosely at back of work. This saves you a lot of fastening at end of work and gives a better finish to cowl.)

Change to Contrast colour Work 1 Knit row,

1 Purl row,

1 Knit row,

1 Purl row.

Change to Main colour and Knit 1 row, then work moss. After 9 rows Main colour make 4 buttonholes as foll: 5 moss st, *cast off 2 sts, 7 moss st, rep from* two more times, cast off 2 sts, 5 moss st.

Next Row: cast on 2 sts where cast off for buttonholes on previous row.

After 30 rows moss Main colour make 4 more buttonholes, over next 2 rows. Work 9 rows moss st. Cast off.


Fasten off all loose ends. Sew on 8 buttons with Contrast colour on black front, opposite buttonholes.