Knitted Fair Isle Cowl

Imagine a cozy, handcrafted cowl featuring a beautiful Fair Isle design. This unique accessory is made using the intricate technique of knitting, resulting in a warm and stylish piece perfect for chilly days. The Fair Isle pattern adds a touch of traditional charm to the cowl, making it a versatile addition to any winter wardrobe. Crafted with care and attention to detail, the knitted Fair Isle cowl is a timeless accessory that can be worn year after year. The combination of different colors and patterns in the Fair Isle design creates a visually appealing look that is sure to turn heads. Whether you're out for a winter stroll or heading to a holiday gathering, this cowl is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

A sqishy-soft, warm cowl.

Size: Approximately 21” circumference and 8.75” long

Gauge: 4 ½ stitches = 1” on US 10


  • Cloud –( 70% Merino Wool /30% Baby Alpaca; 164 yds/100 g) – 1 skein each of 2 contrasting colors (shown in MC 2122 and CC 2123)
  • US 10 – 16” -20” circular needle
  • 1 stitch marker


  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • K2P2 – Knit 2, Purl 2
  • MC – Main Color
  • CC – Contrasting Color

With MC, cast on 100 stitches. Join to in round (be careful not to twist); Place marker.

[K2, P2] for 1” (6 rounds)

K 1 round


Work Pattern A (3 rows by 4 stitches)

K 2 rounds of MC


Work Pattern B (7 rows by 4 stitches)

K 2 rounds of MC


Work Pattern C (9 rows by 10 stitches)

K 2 rounds of MC

Work Pattern B

K 2 rounds of MC

Work Pattern A

K 1 round of MC

[K2, P2] for 1” (6 rows)

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

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