Knitted Twisted Cowl

Imagine a cozy accessory that wraps around your neck in a unique and stylish way. Picture a beautifully crafted cowl made from intricately knitted yarn, creating a twisted design that adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. This knitted twisted cowl is not only fashionable but also functional, providing warmth and comfort during chilly days. The knitted twisted cowl is a versatile piece that can be worn in various ways, allowing you to experiment with different looks and styles. Whether you prefer to wear it loose and draped or wrapped snugly around your neck, this accessory is sure to make a statement. With its soft texture and eye-catching design, the knitted twisted cowl is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.


  • 5 mm / US 8 circular knitting needles

I used these short circular needles but you can use the magic loop method or double-pointed needles if you prefer.

  • Worsted weight yarn: 137 m / 150 yds
  • Tapestry needle to sew and weave in the ends.


The cowl is 15 cm / 6” high and 60 cm / 23.5” circumference.


The gauge for this pattern, in stockinette stitch on 5 mm / US 8 needles, is 20 st by 22 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).


  • st = stitch
  • k = knit

Special Stitches and Techniques

  • Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rounds.


The cowl is worked in the round knitting a long tube which is then sewed together to form the knot. You can choose to either work with very short needles and cables or use the magic loop technique.

The Actual Cowl Knitting Pattern

With your 5 mm / US 8 needles and cast on 60 st and join in the round.

Knit around until total length is 60 cm / 23.5”.

Cast off and leave a long tail for sewing.


You’re done with the knitting part.

To make your cowl even prettier and help even your stitches block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. 


Fold your tube in half and to join both open ends together.

Fold each end in half and interlock them as shown in the picture below sandwiching both sides into each other.

Sew through all layers. Don’t worry if your seam is messy, you won’t see any of it once you twist it over.

Secure your end and weave in any ends.

Turn it inside out for the twisted knot to come out.

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