This cowl is so cosy and textured, it’s just asking to be snuggled into! Best of all, it’s knit with super bulky yarn, so it only takes a few hours to make. A two-row pattern repeat makes this a total breeze to knit!
This cowl is easily customisable. To make the cowl larger or smaller, cast on a multiple of 3 sts (ie. 3, 6, 9, 12 etc.) to ensure that the stitch pattern “fits”.
The cornerstone of this pattern is a technique abbreviated to K2tbl-ktbl, which stands for “knit two through the back loop; knit through the back loop. This creates the beautiful crossover stitch.
This is how K2tbl-ktbl works: knit 2 sts through the back loop. Don’t take the stitch off the left needle. Knit into the first stitch again through the back loop. Drop the stitch off the needle.
Watch the video tutorial below for a demonstration on how to do the K2tbl-ktbl.
Chunky Crossover Cowl Video Tutorial:
The video tutorial above walks you through how to knit the cowl, including the K2tbl-ktbl technique.
Project Time: 3-4 hours
- 85 yards of super bulky yarn (1 ball West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat Superchunky in color Fulfil)
- 16” 10mm circular needle
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Crossover Cowl Instructions:
CO 63 sts and join in the round without twisting
Round 1: *K2tbl-ktbl, P1; repeat from * to end of round
Round 2: *Sl1 wyib, K1, P1; repeat from * to end of round
Repeat Rounds 1-2 until cowl measures 7.5”
Work Round 1
Cast off and weave in ends. Pull down the sts at the cast off edge to even out the sts.
CO: cast on
K2tbl-ktbl: knit 2 sts through the back loop. Don’t take the stitch off the left needle. Knit into the first stitch again through the back loop. Drop the stitch off the needle
Sl: slip (a stitch)
Wyib: with yarn in back
* *: Repeat instructions between the asterisks the number of time indicated