FLOURISH Cowl (Free Handspun Knitting Pattern)

FLOURISH Cowl (Free Handspun Knitting Pattern)


  • Size 17 straight knitting needles
  • 25 yards of bulky commercial yarn. I used Wool and the Gang "Crazy Sexy Wool" in Grey Heather.
  • 10-30 yards of handspun art yarn in a similar gauge to the bulky commercial yarn you are using. It doesn't need to be exact, but similar.


Cast on 12 stitches of your handspun art yarn

K2 P2 rib stitch with the entire yardage of art yarn (waste not!)

Note: If you use 10 yards of art yarn your "flourish" section will be shorter, more yardage = more flourish. There is no wrong amount of flourish - it's all about what you find pretty. For my cowl I used about the same yardage of flourish yarn and commercial yarn.

Continue knitting with commercial yarn when you are out of art yarn until the length of your piece is 16 inches long. Give or take an inch is fine. 

Bind off. 

Seam the ends together into a cowl.

Block with Unicorn Fibre Rinse.  Gently pat dry, reshape and dry flat. 

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