Coney Island Cowl

  • A chunky multi-coloured cowl laid flat on wood.
  • A woman wearing a chunky, multi-coloured, textured cowl.
  • A woman wearing a chunky, multi-coloured, textured cowl.

An ideal project for beginners, the Coney Island Cowl knits up quickly in super bulky yarn using only knit and purl stitches to create an all over texture that looks more complex than it is. Thick yarn, large needles, and any easy to memorize pattern makes this a project easily completed in an afternoon.

This pattern is for you if… You’re comfortable with knits and purls but want something a little more exciting than garter or stockinette stitches, you need a quick knit for a gift or charity donation, or want something to keep your hands busy while watching Netflix.

Move along if… You want a more complex stitch pattern to keep you on your toes.

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Pattern Details


Finished dimensions: height: 8.75”, width: 10.75”, circumference: 21.75”


Approx. 87 yards (80 meters) / 140 grams (4.94 ounces) of super bulky yarn

Sample knit in: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Stripes ( 87 yards/80 meters per 140 grams/4.94 oz; 80% acrylic, 20% wool; 1 skein) in colour Coney Island.

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11 stitches and 16 rows = 4″/10cm in textured pattern


1 US 13/9mm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge


1 stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends


knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, binding off

Stitch patterns are written only.

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