Cariad Cowl


“Cariad” means “love” in Welsh. And I guarantee you will Love this cowl.
Anyone can make this. Seriously! Terry could knit this! And he can’t knit. At all.
Straight up and down in garter stitch makes for a super comfy cowl.


To fit one size: Adult
Finished width (all around): 76 cms (30 inches)
Finished length (top to bottom): 51 cms (20 inches)


2 balls Stylecraft Life Chunky
Shown in Graphite
1 Size 10mm straight needle
1 Size 9mm straight needle
1 yarn needle

Skills required:

Knit stitches


9 sts / 18 rows = 10 cms (4 inches) in garter stitch

Instructions are provided in written format.
Originally published September 2011.
PDF file size: 244KB
Photography: Zegrae Stylefoto
Model: Teila Hannant (main photo), Sammy Bain

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You will be knitting this with one size 10mm straight needle and one size 9mm straight needle. This is done to open up the garter stitch so it is not as compact as normal. It gives a springier feel and you can see the garter stitch pattern (the little V’s inside the bumps) a little more than usual. If you prefer, you can use a set of 10mm or a set of 9mm but measurements may differ.

Start Here:

Using one 10mm straight needle and one 9mm straight needle, cast on 60 sts
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until work measures 76cms (30 inches)

Cast off

To Make Up

Sew Cast on edge to cast off edge.
There are lots of different ways to do this. I prefer mattress stitch, but the cowl is so bulky, it really doesn’t matter too much how it is stitched up.
Weave in loose ends.

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