Recollect Cowl


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This easy moebius cowl is knit in the round. Alternating garter and stockinette stitch chevrons create an interesting texture and a squishy, warm fabric. The colorwork pattern is easy to knit and memorize, making this cowl an approachable introduction to stranded knitting. This is a great stash buster project and it works equally well with fingering or sport weight yarn. While my version uses 5 different colors, you can also use as few as 2, or even knit every single chevron in a different color if you have a lot of scraps on hand. I hope you have fun choosing your colors, knitting, and wearing this cowl!

This pattern is available in English.


8.25”/ 21 cm wide x 31.5”/ 79 cm long.

Note: Knitted tube is approximately 17”/ 43.5 cm in circumference and is 8.25”/ 21 cm wide when measured flat.


The Farmer’s Daughter Recollect, 100% Rambouillet, 185 yds / 170 m / 2 oz / 57g 
CC1: Ranch Romance, 1 skein

CC2: Sunny’s, 1 skein

CC3: Chinook Winds, 2 skeins

CC4: Dumplin’, 1 skein

CC5: Porch Pumpkin, 1 skein


Sport or fingering weight wool or wool blend (recommended but any type will work) yarn in the following amounts.

CC1: 140 yds / 128 m

CC2: 140 yds / 128 m

CC3: 250 yds / 229 m

CC4: 140 yds / 128 m

CC5: 140 yds / 128 m


Note: Swatch to determine what needle sizes you need to use. Needle sizes are only a suggestion.

US 5 / 3.75 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle.

Note: You will need a second needle of the same size for the final step in finishing the cowl.


Gauge 26 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10 cm


Knitting in the round 
Stranded colorwork 
Provisional cast on (links to tutorials included) 
Kitchener stitch (link to a tutorial in pattern)

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Digital knitting pattern in PDF form. All sizes listed are included in the pattern.

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Recollect Cowl

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