This is my free knitting pattern for a super simple, easy to knit seed stitch cowl. It uses one skein of yarn, and can be knitted up in one night, making it a perfect and affordable last-minute present! It’s knit in the round, so there’s no seaming at the end, and it’s really warm and cozy.
- 1 skein, Bernat Roving yarn, in a light grey
- Size 13 circular needles (hat sized length)
- Darning needles, for weaving in ends
1. Cast on 49 stitches onto your size 13 circular needles. If you’d like to make the cowl wider or smaller, just make sure to cast on an odd number of stitches, because when working the seed stitch in the round, it will create a funny ridge if you use an even number of stitches.
2. Join the work together in the round, making sure not to twist any stitches. Work entire piece in the seed stitch. k1, p1, all the way across the row. When you get to the next row, continue this, and you’ll be knitting all of your purl stitches, and purling all of your knit stitches. This gives it the textured look of the seed stitch. [ Note: I’ve always confused the moss stitch and the seed stitch. I’m fairly sure this is the seed stitch, but please correct me if I’m wrong! ]
3. Continue working the seed stitch until you are almost out of yarn, making sure you’ve left enough yarn to bind off. Bind off loosely — this is important, because you don’t want the top of the cowl to be tight. Weave in your ends, and your cowl is complete!
About Diana [knitandbake.com]By day, I have my dream job, photographing musicians and celebrities, shooting ad campaigns, editorial work, and more. I live in New York City with my high-school sweetheart and husband Matt <3 When I need to de-stress from the craziness of everyday life, I love knitting, baking, cooking, making photo books, organizing & making gifts for the people I love. This blog is a collection of my projects and recipes, both original and borrowed. xo, Diana