NEW PATTERN / Begbie Cowl

Begbie Cowl knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

I finished that mellow yellow project I was working on. I really wanted a cowl that looped around my neck twice for a really casual look that kept my neck warm but wasn't super heavy like some of my uber long scarves. This was really fun to knit, I especially liked the blocking process. It's always fun to take scrunched up yarn overs that don't look like much and stretch them to create a totally different fabric that is airy and open.

Begbie Cowl knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

This was a surprisingly fast knit, easily accomplished over two or three nights of knitting (or two movies in my case).

Begbie Cowl knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

And as I said before, I love this yarn. There will be more "Off My Needles" posts using this yarn I can assure you.

Begbie Cowl knitting pattern by Jane Richmond

The Begbie Cowl is a fun and fast knit perfect for gift knitting or adding a splash of colour to your own wardrobe. Lacy ribbing in a thick single ply creates a light accessory that is soft and warm. Loop it around twice for a loose fit that protects the back of your neck but doesn't make you too toasty. Double it up and wear it snug like a key hole scarf for those particularly cold days. The pattern includes two styles of finishing, both of which can be worn in many different ways.

Begbie Cowl knitting pattern by Jane Richmond 


100g ball of Patons Classic Wool Roving (shown in Yellow), 109m/120yds

6.5 mm needles

Yarn Needle
3 Buttons (optional for Finishing Method 2)

Finished Measurements
41 in long and 3 ¾ in wide (unblocked)

You can purchase the pattern via RAVELRY or through my ETSY shop.

Happy Knitting!

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