Simon Cowl


Ha! And indeed ha. OK, joke finished. This project was made because I had only 1 skein of gorgeous Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn in the luscious deep colours from under the sea. I wanted to be able to feel the soft texture of this yarn on my skin, so I dusted off my circular knitting needles and got to work on this sumptuous neckwarmer. It's been a while since I knit anything, so this was perfect to get me back into it - simple stockinette knit in the round, so I could do it while watching telly or chatting with friends. The pattern is a variation on Joelle Hoverson's Pashmina Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but I made some alterations to suit my yarn and tastes. I didn't want the top edge to roll down like Joelle's, so I replaced this with a few rows of K2 P2 basketweave to make a flat edge that stands up.

Here's my variation.... cast on and knit away!

Easy 1 skein cowl pattern:


Exactly 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Maxima (and I do mean exactly... be careful if you knit loosely!) 5mm circular knitting needles - 59cm or shorter

Gauge: 17.5 stitches in stockinette = 10cm

Finished dimensions: Aprox 30cm diameter x 33cm total length


  • Cast on 96 stitches (or any multiple of 4 to get desired diameter).

  • Knit 5 rounds, then purl 1 round.

  • Knit in rounds until the length is 26 cm from the purl row.

  • P2 K2 for 3 rounds.

  • Now K2 P2 (purl the knits and knit the purls from the previous round).

  • Do another round of K2 P2.

  • Bind off in pattern.