Knitted Shelton Cowl Free Knit Pattern

Step into the world of warmth and style with our exquisite Shelton Cowl. Crafted with love and care, this knitted accessory is designed to keep you snug and fashionable during the chilly seasons. The Shelton Cowl is a versatile piece that effortlessly elevates any outfit, whether you're heading out for a casual stroll or attending a sophisticated evening event. Its intricate knitted pattern adds a touch of elegance, making it a must-have accessory for fashion enthusiasts. The Shelton Cowl's unique design ensures that it drapes beautifully around your neck, providing an extra layer of warmth and protection from the cold. Its versatile nature allows you to style it in various ways, whether you prefer a loose and relaxed fit or a snug and cozy embrace. With the Shelton Cowl, you can effortlessly add a touch of sophistication and comfort to your everyday outfits.


One size
20” opening at the top, 38” opening at the bottom and 14” tall at the front.


1 skein of Knit Picks Brava in Orange (100% acrylic; 100g/ 218 yards; medium weight)


US 8/5mm 32” circular needle

Other Notions

6 stitch markers


Please read all instructions before beginning.

This cowl is worked flat to make a half circle. Then it is worked in the round using the magic loop method.


16 sts by 24 rows in stockinette = 4” square (blocked)


Co = Cast on
St(s) = stitch(es)
K = knit
P = purl
Yo = yarn over
Pm = place marker
Sm = stitch marker
K2tog = knit 2 together


Garter Tab

Co 2, knit 6 rows, without turning pick up 3 sts along the garter edge, pick up 2 sts of the co edge. You will have 7 sts on your needle.

Row 1: K2, (P 1, yo) 3 times, K2. (10)
Row 2: K
Row 3: K2, (P1, yo, pm) 6 times, k 2. (16)
Row 4: K
Row 5: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 6: (K to sm, yo, pm) 6 times, K to end. (22)
Row 7: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 8: K
Row 9: K2, (P to sm, yo, pm) 6 times, P to last 2 sts, K2. (28)
Row 10: K
Row 11: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2.

Repeat rows 6-11 until you have 20 sts between each sm ending with a repeat of row 9.

Using the magic loop method you will now start working in the round. Remove all stitch markers and add one to mark the beginning of the round.

Rounds 1-2: K
Round 3: (k2tog, yo) around.
Rounds 4-5: K
Repeat rounds 3-5 four more times.
Knit 2 more rounds.
Bind off as normal or use the picot bind off method. The sample has a picot bind off

Picot Bind Off
1. Co 2 sts.
2. K 2.
3. Pass the 1st st over the 2nd st on the right needle.
4. K 1, pass the 1st st over the 2nd st on the right needle.
5. Repeat step 4 twice.
6. Pass the last st on the right needle back to the left needle.
Repeat steps 1-6 around.

Fasten off, block, weave in ends.

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