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Cady Cowl

Cady is the cowl you’re looking for when winter is upon us, cold and bleak and barren, when little grows and less blooms. Written for multiple gauges and sizes, you can use almost any yarn to keep any neck warm. The unique triangle shape paired with bulky yarn makes this an especially quick and cozy project — perfect if you’re in need of a last-minute gift.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Size 21 (23, 25)” to fit over head 20 (22, 24)”

1” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 23” using Bulky weight yarn and 6.0mm hook.


This pattern is written so you can work at almost any gauge, however a stiffer fabric is better than a fabric with more drape for this project. Remember to block before measuring. Here are some gauge suggestions:

Fine/Light: 9 rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square

Medium: 6 ½ rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square

Bulky: 5 ½ rows square = 4” in Corner to Corner stitch held square



Super fine weight yarn Fyberspates Vivacious 4-ply (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 399 yards [365 meters]/100 grams): 612 Dove Stone (1, (2, 2) balls)

Medium weight yarnKnit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): 23887 Jade (3 (3, 4) balls)

Bulky: Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 128 yards [117 meters]/100 grams): 903 Flamingo Pink (2 (2, 3) balls)

Hook: This pattern is written so you can use any size hook as long as it pairs well with your yarn. Here are some hook suggestions.

US size D/4 – G/6 (3.5 mm – 4.0 mm) for Fine/Light weight yarn

US size 7 – H/8 (4.5 mm – 5.0 mm) for Medium weight yarn

US size J/10 – 10.5 (6.0 mm – 6.5 mm) for Bulky weight yarn

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 removable stitch marker

Special Stitches

Corner to Corner Stitch
Beginning Block: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs.
Standard Block: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dcs in sp.

Pattern Notes

The cowl is worked flat diagonally in Corner to Corner Stitch until it is large enough to completely circle the head. The corners are then joined together and the cowl is worked in the round.

Size is easily modified to suit anyone.

This pattern is written so you can use virtually any yarn, however superfine, super bulky, and jumbo weight yarns are not suggested. For different weights of yarn, you will need different yarn amounts.


Row 1: Work Beginning Block.

Row 2: Turn, work Beginning Block, (work Standard Block in ch-3 sp) across.

Rep Row 2, using Table A to determine the number of rows to work flat or work until the cowl is big enough to circle the recipient’s head.


Table A Child Small Adult Large Adult
Fingering 31 rows 34 rows 37 rows
Worsted 24 rows 26 rows 28 rows
Bulky 18 rows 20 rows 22 rows

Join Rnd: At the end of the row without turning, bring the 2 working corners of Cowl together, sl st in ch-3 sp to join. PM for beginning of rnd.

Rnd 1: Turn, sl st in next 4 sts to the next ch-3 sp, (work a Standard Block in ch-3 sp) across, sl st in ch-3 sp. Remove stitch marker. PM for the new beginning of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1, using Table B to determine the total number of rnds to work or work until Cowl is as tall as you like.

Table B Child Small Adult Large Adult
Fingering 11 rounds 14 rounds 17 rounds
Worsted 8 rounds 10 rounds 12 rounds
Bulky 5 rounds 6 rounds 7 rounds

Break yarn. Fasten off.


Weave in ends. Block.

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