DIY: Collingwood Cowl and Free Pattern

We designed this Collingwood Cowl to show off the beautiful hand dyed wool from Northern Bay Fibres. It is the most simple pattern, which is perfect for beginner knitters.

I knew that I wanted to make a cowl using the colourway called Celebrate! so I swatched a variety of stitches here. I really wanted to try a seed stitch, but finally decided that the yarn looked best in stockinette stitch. We added a single rib on the top and bottom to give a bit of stretch and helps flatten the curl.

This cowl is warm enough to wear outside in the winter and also beautiful enough to wear indoors as part of your weekend outfit. The wool I used is 85% Polwarth wool and 15% silk, but a nice merino would also work beautifully.

Collingwood Cowl and Free Pattern


  • 1 skein DK wool (approximately 50g)
  • One 3.5mm/ US #4 circular needle (80 cm / 31.5″)


  • 19 stitches = 10 cm / 4″ in stockinette stitch


Finished width: 27 cm / 11″

Finished height: 27 cm / 11″


  1. Cast on 100 stitches.
  2. Join to work in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.
  3. Row 1-7: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
  4. Row 8-60 : work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures approximately 22 cm long.
  5. Rows 61-67: * K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
  6. Bind off loosely in  rib pattern.
  7. Weave in ends and block.

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2 Replies to “DIY: Collingwood Cowl and Free Pattern”

  1. This is lovely, great colours. Thanks for sharing at The Christmas blog hop. Pinned and tweeted 🙂

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