Skill level: intermediate

Sizes: S/M/L (or toddler/child/adult)

Finished measurements (length x height):

S 11” x 6.5” (28 cm x 16 cm)

M 13” x 6.5” (33 cm x 16 cm)

L 16” x 8.5” (41 cm x 22 cm)

Materials

Sport (12 wpi; 5 ply; no 2: Fine) yarn such as Drops Baby Merino in two colors: MC (pink) about 60-80g or 230-310 yards; CC (black) about 16g or 65 yards  

Knitting needle size US 4/3.5 mm or to obtain gauge 4“x 4“ (10 X 10 CM) = 24 sts x 32 rows (in moss/seed stitch) 

1 or 2 size larger needles than your main needles such as US 6 (4 mm) for the ruffles 

Tapestry needle  

Abbreviations

St(s) – stitch(es) 

RS and WS – right and wrong side 

MC and CC – main and contrast color yarn 

K – knit 

P –purl 

Yo – yarn over 

Kfb – knit in front and back of stitch 

K2tog– knit two stitches together 

Ss – stockinette stitch    

Pattern notes

The cowl is worked bottom up 

You will need two size of needles for this project as the ruffles are worked with larger needles and the collar with main that is the smaller needles 

The CC color ribbons are worked separately and added later.  

The Pattern (Moss or seed stitch)

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 2: work each st opposite as it faces to you that is knit the purl and purl the knit stitches 

Repeat Row 2  

The cowl

You start the cowl with the bottom ruffle. 

1st ruffle 

With your larger needles cast on 198/234/288 sts (S/M/L). 

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 2 (WS): work each st opposite as it faces to you that is knit the purl and purl the knit stitches 

Rows 3-12: ss 

Row 13: *k2tog, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 14: as Row 2 

Rows 15-20: ss 

For L size only: ss 16 rows more 

Next row: *k2tog, p2tog*, repeat from *-* all across (66/78/96 sts left) 

Last row: take the smaller needle to your right hand and work the next row like Row 2, cut the yarn.   

2nd ruffle 

With larger needles cast on 198/234/288 sts. 

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 2 (WS): work each st opposite as it faces to  

Rows 3-6: ss 

Row 7: *k2tog, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 8: as Row 2

Row 9-14: ss 

>For L size only: ss 8 rows more 

Decrease row: *k2tog, p2tog*, repeat from *-* all across (66/78/96 sts left) 

Next row: as Row 2 

Joining row: join the two ruffles by knitting them together with smaller needles. For this place the the 2nd ruffle on larger needles in front of the 1st one on smaller needles (both RS facing).  

Working with the smaller needle in your right hand push it through the first st on the larger needle, then through the first st on smaller needle and knit them together.   

Illustrative photo 1: joining the two ruffles 

Row 18: purl back with smaller needles. 

Cut the yarn.   

3rd ruffle 

With your larger needles cast on 132/156/196 sts. 

Row 1 (RS): *k1, p1*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 2 (WS): work each st opposite as it faces to you 

Rows 3-6: ss 

Row 7: *k2tog, p2tog*, repeat from *-* all across 

Row 8: as Row 2 

Row 9: join the 3rd ruffle to the first two just as you joined the previous ruffle placing this 3rd ruffle in front.  

You will have 66/78/96 sts on your smaller needles. 

Don’t cut the yarn, continue with the collar.   

Collar

Row 10: purl all sts 

Work the Pattern (see above) repeating it for 9 times that is 18 rows. 

Next row (top ruffle): *k2, yo*, repeat from *-* all across until last 2 sts: k2. 

Ss for 3 rows.  

Now repeat Rows 11-12 once again and bind off all sts knitwise. 

Press/steam each ruffle carefully so they wouldn’t roll.  

Ribbons (make 2)

With CC yarn cast on 10 sts. 

ork the ribbon in the Pattern until ot measures about 18” (46 cm), bind off knitwise all stitches. After finishing the 2nd ribbon, press/steam them and sew just below the top ruffle and the yo row.  I used running stitches when sewing the ribbons to the collar on the model. 

Weave in all ends.