If it’s summer and you’re in a draft or under a night sky, linen is just the thing for warming up without heating up. Our Slip Stitch Summer Cowl in Field Linen is a true summertime companion, naturally beautiful and cool-to-the-touch.

Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho

An easy-to-remember repeat of two rounds, this slip stitch pattern is just knitting one round, then alternating a slip and a purl on the next. Meditative knitting at its best!

Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho

And in our Field Linen, this cowl has a crisp stitch definition, a lovely drape, and a pretty, soft sheen. Save luggage space and pack this project for summer travels… Just 3 skeins of Field Linen and a free pattern you can store in your brain!

Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho

As casual to knit as it is to drape around yourself, this is what summer knitting is all about!

Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho
  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Field Linen, 100% linen. Each skein is 295 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 885 yards required. We used Silver Thistle.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), 32-, 40-, or 47-inch circular needles
  • A stitch marker


30 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern


  • Finished Height: 12 inches
  • Finished Circumference: 56 inches


Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.


Cast on 420 stitches; We used a basic Long Tail Cast On. Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: Knit to end of round.

Round 2: *Slip 1 with yarn in back, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 12 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Round 1.

Bind off knitwise.

Weave in the ends and block as desired!

Slip Stitch Summer Cowl | Purl Soho