ZigZag Cowl ~ PDF knitting pattern


I designed this pattern for the Erika Knight yarn collection in 2012. Erika liked my Zig Zag hat and asked me if I would like to design a matching cowl and mittens to help promote the yarn. The yarn is super smooshy and warm and lends itself well to the Zigzag pattern.

This 2022 update of the pattern includes instructions to knit flat and seam the Cowl up at the end, or to work it in the round.

I recommend working the Cowl on a circular needle, even if you are working in rows, as the yarn can get quite heavy. Using a circular needle helps to evenly distribute the weight and prevent RSI.

Bundle with the matching Hat and Mittens for £10 here

Actual Circumference
81.5cm 32in

43cm 17in

Erika Knight Vintage Wool (Worsted Weight, 100% new wool, 87m/95yds per 50g skein)
5 skins of Drizzle (301) or Mulberry (308)

A 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needle 80cm long (see notes)
Stitch marker

20 sts and 26 rounds to 10x10cm over pattern, using 5mm (UK 6/US 8) needles.