GREYLEE Cowl (Free Handspun Knitting Pattern)

GREYLEE Cowl (Free Handspun Knitting Pattern)

Greylee is a super warm cowl and shoulder warmer, that uses very little yarn!  Stripe it with multiple yarns, or make it simple and solid. 


  1. 25 yards of 2 WPI yarn - I used two skeins, Yarn A and B (one had 15 yards and the other had 10 yards)

  2. Size 35 circular needles, 32 inches long

  3. Gauge: 1.5-2.0 stitches/inch


Cast on 20 stitches (about 40 inches)

Join for working in the round (be careful not to twist!); place marker for beginning of the round if needed

*K2, P2* around

If using Multiple Yarns, you can get the most out of your yardage by switching to Yarn B when you have used up Yarn A. 

To create Stripes:  knit two rows with Yarn A, two rows with Yarn B, and repeat.

Bind Off Loosely after 10 rows (approximately 10 inches) , or when your cowl is the length you prefer.

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


  • Use this pattern as a "stashbuster" project to knit up the scraps of textured yarns in your stash.

  • Use this pattern with a short yardage of art yarn striped with a commercial yarn.

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