Subtle Stripes Knit Cowl [FREE Knitting Pattern]

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Go for that subtle yet chic look with this Subtle Stripes Knit Cowl. This simple and stylish cowl is perfect for adding a touch of sophistication and style to any outfit. The knit fabric is soft and comfortable, and the cowl can be worn in multiple ways for a versatile look.

You can download the pattern for this beautiful cowl from the KnitPicks website

Subtle Stripes Knit Cowl – A Stylish And Sophisticated Accessory

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This free knitting pattern is ideal for Level 4 - Intermediate Level Knitters

From the talented designers of the KnitPicks team. This cowl pattern is easy and fun to make with your friends.

In fact, this project is perfect for intermediately-skilled knitters to work on.

Moreover, this pattern is available in one size only, and once finished, it measures about 23 inches deep and 50 inches long. That’s about  58.42 x 127 cm if you prefer to use the metric system.

To make this pattern you will need the Galileo Yarn. It is a gorgeous and luxuriously soft sport weight yarn made from 50% Merino Wool, and 50% Viscose from Bamboo fibers. It’s the perfect yarn for garments, accessories, and home projects.

Furthermore, you will need a US size 5 circular knitting needle. That’s about 3.75 mm if you prefer to use the metric system.


You can use the simpler long-tail cast-on method instead of the provisional cast-on. The long-tail cast-on is probably the most popular of all the cast-on methods. It is suitable for many types of knitting projects.

We have an illustrated tutorial for the long-tail cast-on if you want to learn it. You can find this tutorial here: Learn How to Do A Long-Tail Cast on.

You will also be slipping stitches when working on this pattern. To slip a stitch means to pass the stitch from one needle to another without working it.

If you like to learn how to do the sl or slip stitches, you can check out our fully illustrated tutorial for this technique here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise.

Download Pattern

You can download the FREE knitting pattern for this piece here: Subtle Stripes Knit Cowl pattern

In addition, you can purchase the recommended yarn through this link here: Galileo Yarn

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