Basically a toasty hug, our Coziest Cowl is the kind of quick knit you may be looking for at this time of year, one that sacrifices not a single ounce of beauty for expedience. Perfect!

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

We knit this simple seed stitch tube in the round with increases to make the shape even more… well, cozy.

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

What turns cozy into coziest? Our new Fiddlehead! One hundred percent alpaca and 1000% soft and cuddly warm.

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

This yarn’s unique structure combines two strands of alpaca roving that get pulled into fluffy loops by central threads. The result is a light-as-snow fabric with the texture of a curly little lamb!

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

You can buy Fiddlehead in individual skeins or in our 2-skein Fiddlehead Bundle, the perfect amount for knitting the Coziest Cowl (or our other Fiddlehead accessories: the Loop + Tuck Scarf and Toasty Hat + Mittens). So, pick up a bundle for the knitters in your life, or cast on yourself and see just how cozy cozy can be!

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Gianna Mueller.

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MATERIALS

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho

You’ll need a Fiddlehead Bundle, which includes…

  • 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Fiddlehead, 100% alpaca. Each skein is 65 yards/ 100g; approximately 90 yards required. We used the colors Black Eyed Susan, Pink Sea, and River Stone.

You’ll also need…

GAUGE

9 stitches and 10 rounds = 4 inches in seed stitch

SIZE

  • Finished Circumference at Top: 19½ inches
  • Finished Circumference at Bottom: 23 inches
  • Finished Height: 11 inches

Notes

KYOK (Knit 1, Yarn Over, Knit 1)

Knit 1, but do not take stitch off left needle, then, make a yarn over on the right needle (in other words, bring the yarn to the front), insert the right needle into the same stitch and knit it once again, dropping the stitch from the left needle. [2 stitches increased]

PATTERN

Cast on 44 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place unique marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: *P1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 4 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Round 1 of pattern.

Next Round: [P1, k1] 11 times, place marker, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Increase Round: [Kyok (see Notes), p1, *k1, p1, repeat from * to next marker, sm] 2 times. [4 stitches increased]

Next Round: [P1, k1 through back loop (k1 tbl), *p1, k1, repeat from * to next marker, sm] 2 times.

Beginning with Round 1 and ending with Round 2, continue in Seed Stitch until piece measures approximately 7¼ inches from cast-on edge.

Repeat Increase Round. [52 stitches]

Next Round: [P1, k1 tbl, *p1, k1, repeat from * to next marker, sm] 2 times.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until piece measures 11 inches from cast-on edge.

Bind off loosely in stitch pattern, using a needle one size larger if necessary to ensure a nice, relaxed edge.

FINISHING

Weave in ends and gently wet block.

Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho
Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho
Coziest Cowl | Purl Soho