A Hint of Snow Cowl and Creative Friday

I have just finished designing and knitting ‘A Hint of Snow, Cowl’, I am really enjoying knitting cowsl at the moment, I have knitted this one on a chunky handspun Merino 2 ply. To give you an idea, the yarn gives approximately 6 wraps per inch and I used 7mm circular needles with the longest cable I could find:) It’s a wonderfully warm cowl and is very versatile as it can be worn in so many ways, twisted twice or three times to create a different look.

Here is the pattern:)

Just a quick note: the pattern consists of 4 pattern rows,

  1. knit,
  2. slip slip knit (ssk),
  3. knit 1, make one (or yarn over to make a hole) when you come to the end of this round, make sure you remember to make one (yarn over) at the end of the round and not merely just move the yarn to the front because in the following round you purl, so when ending the 3rd round take the yarn all the way around the needle and back to the front to make a stitch before you begin purling the following round:)
  4. purl.

ok, enough chatting from me here’s the pattern:)


300 grams of chunky yarn (approx 6 wraps per inch)

6.5mm / US 10.5 circular needles with a long cable

Sewing needle for ends

8mm needle for cast off edge so that it will be nice and lose


Cast on 190 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: (SSK) repeat all around the round. (slip,slip, knit) both stitches are slipped from the left needle to the right needle knitwise and then both stitches on the right needle are knitted with the left needle by placing the left needle through the front of both stitches and knitting them together.

Round 3: (Knit 1, make 1) ( a make one is also called a yarn over) repeat all around the round. See Just a Quick Note above for this round.

Round 4: Purl

Repeat these 4 rounds another 7 times.

Cast off using an 8mm needle to ensure a lose cast off edge.

Sew in all ends.

You are finished!!

Ravelry notes here.

Mamma4earth Ravelry group here where you can share your projects:)

Happy knitting:)

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

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38 Responses to A Hint of Snow Cowl and Creative Friday

  1. Shara October 19, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Oh it is so lovely! Although it was so hot today, looking at this makes me start to sweat!!

  2. flamingo rover October 19, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Your hint of snow would be perfect for here in Scotland. We are needing our toasty layers.

  3. SusanD1408 crochet addict October 19, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    It looks fantastic! I love the yarn you’ve used.

    • Linda October 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

      Thanks so much Susan:)

      • Doreen January 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

        just wondering… the stitch ssk I did skpso seems the same and I find it easier was wondering if you prefer the stitch results or what?

  4. Wonder Why Gal October 19, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    That cowl is beautiful. I really like cowls right now too especially the longer ones you can wear different ways.

    • Linda October 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      Thanks Andrea:)

  5. Wonder Why Gal October 19, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    That cowl is beautiful. I really like cowls right now too especially the longer ones you can wear different ways.

  6. Rene' Sharp October 19, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Oh how gorgeously snuggly!!!!

  7. Elisabeth Andree October 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Hello Linda,
    Thank you for hosting Creative Friday!
    The Snow Cowl looks very pretty and comforable to wear:)

    • Linda October 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      You are welcome Elizabeth, thank you for sharing here today:)

  8. Danielle Sheridan October 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    I am a bit of a fan of cowls, although I have never made one! Yours looks lovely and warm!

  9. jen October 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    your cowl is gorgeous! what a beautiful color.

    have a great weekend

  10. The Dutch Girl October 19, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    That looks totally doable, even for me. Happy Friday!

  11. sheila October 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Simply lovely! Happy weekend to all.


  12. Barbara Szatkiewicz October 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    It’s lovely. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  13. Jazz October 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Lovely cowl! Thanks for sharing.

  14. ~ joey ~ October 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    This time I have included the three posts that I wrote this week on our Hallowe’en decorating!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    ~ joey ~

  15. MelissaMissMiss October 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Very nice pattern, so warm and inviting looking, thanks for the pattern!

  16. Tina October 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    very beautiful cowl! Thank you

  17. sandy October 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Must avert my eyes at that word that starts with s…and that’s white…must avert, don’t look, keep your eyes closed tight. I hate to even think about it. Not a fan of cold weather, lol. Lovely cowl, non the less.

  18. Evi October 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Well, I think I have finally found my blogging groove again and what better way to celebrate than to join in here with you!! I really like your cowl and I do believe that I could follow your easy pattern…… although right now my days are spent getting the summer garden organised! I love it so!
    Thanks again Linda for putting this together each week as its a lovely way to see what others are creating and also to visit new blogs. xx

  19. Natalie October 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi Linda,
    Your pattern is awesome, it is cowl weather right now here, so thank you very much for sharing this wonderful piece, will definitely be trying it out 🙂


  20. meghann October 20, 2012 at 2:16 am #

    That cowl is simply gorgeous! I’m bookmarking it for future reference… xo

  21. Sharon October 20, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    If I had that cowl,I would be very proud to wear it.

  22. Alessandra October 20, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Even this cowl is beautiful!!!
    xxx Alessandra

  23. K October 21, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    So luxurious.

  24. Alibaba October 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Could this be knit on single needles if so how many sts would you cast on

  25. Jami November 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I have not knit any cowls yet, so i have a question about your pattern. On row 2 it says to ssk all the way around, which cuts the number of stitches on the needle in two (95 stitches). Then in row 3 it says to knit one and do one yarn over all the way around….that’s only increasing every other stitch; so I’ll end up with less stitches than I started with. After doing these four rows 7 more times, I’d end up with one side of the cowl short and one side long. Right? Am I reading this pattern correctly? It looks like in the photo that your cowl is the same width on both sides, so I’m confused! Please help! Your cowl is beautiful and I want to use your pattern.

    • Linda November 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Hi Jamie,
      When you ssk, it’s like knitting 2 stitches together to make 1 stitch, this will be dividing the stitch amount in half. So you will slip 1 stitch and then slip another stitch and then knit them together creating 1 stitch. On row 3 you need to put them all back on again and the way to do this is to knit 1 stitch and then do a yarn over, when you yarn over, you will take the yarn from the back of the right needle, bring it under the needle and take it over the needle to the back again ready to knit the next stitch. The yarn over creates an extra stitch and a hole in the knitting. Round 3 adds all the stitches back onto the needle that we have taken off in the previous round, taking us back up to our 190 stitches again.
      Please let me know if anything is not clear and I will explain it another way:)
      Happy knitting

  26. Mrs Veronica Tarpley January 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Thank you Linda Ihave just found your site , and i am going to make your, A hint of snow cowl. if i can get away from the computor. Love Vron x

  27. Mrs Veronica Tarpley January 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Thank you Linda Ihave just found your site , and i am going to make your, A hint of snow cowl. if i can get away from the computor. Love Vron x

  28. Laura December 9, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    I love this cowl and have made it a couple times now! I have been having a problem with the scarf curling. Is this something you noticed as well? Or perhaps am I doing something wrong? Also did you use a tight stitch? Thanks!!

  29. Carol March 27, 2015 at 2:41 am #

    hi Linda, I automatically joined my cowl when using the circular needle. Doesn’t seem like it’s going to be big enough around to wrap twice. I’m using the #5 bulky yarn. Loops and Threads and 6.5 mm needle. What am I doing wrong. It’s very pretty. Love the pattern.

  30. Lori Derksen February 11, 2018 at 4:55 am #

    Hi! Looks beautiful. If it was to be knitted as a scarf, what would change?


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