The Amy Cowl

Amy Cowl
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Amy Cowl

Free

The Amy Cowl is a very easy button up…cowl.
You can have odd buttons (like me while I was cleaning out my stash)
or matching. It’s very warm and snug and can be opened up to let the
air in. Marvellous!
Perfect for beginners right up to experts.
(PDF download only) download now
or see it on Ravelry.

Sizes: Amy Cowl

To fit one size: Adult

Finished size: Length is approx 20 inches.

Materials:

150g – 200g King Cole Magnum Lightweight Chunky / Bulky / 12ply.
Top picture shows “Aqua”
Other pictures show “Lawn Green”

1 pair size 6mm needle
6 buttons (matching or odd)
1 yarn needle

Skills required:  Amy Cowl

Knit stitches

Creating button holes

Instructions are provided in written format.

Originally published September 2011.

PDF file size: 244KB

Abbreviations:

Yo = yarn over needle

K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

Directions: Amy Cowl

Cast on 43 stitches.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Rows 1 & 2 make the stocking stitch pattern.

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 19 inches or is desired length around your neck.

Next Row: K3, * K2tog, k5 rep from * to last 5 stitches, K2tog, K3 Amy Cowl

Next Row: P4, *yo P6 rep from * to last 3 stitches, yo, P3.

Work in Stocking stitch for 4 more rows, ending on a ws row.

Bind off loosely.

Finishing:

Sew on 6 buttons. They can be matching or odd, depending on your style.

Weave in loose ends.

Small Print: Your use of this pattern constitutes your agreement to use this pattern only for personal, non-profit use without specific written permission from the designer. Items made from this pattern may not be sold, nor may the pattern itself be copied, sold, or distributed in any way. Thanks  :)

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15 thoughts on “The Amy Cowl

    1. Hi there!
      The buttons holes are made with this section of the pattern:

      Next Row: K4, *K2tog, K4, rep from * to end.
      Next Row: P4, *Yo, P5, rep from * to end.

      When you K2tog (Knit 2 stitches together) you make a hole. Then,
      when you follow that row with adding Yo (place the yarn over the needle) you put a stitch back so the hole remains and the knitting doesn’t change shape.

      I’m sorry if I’ve gone into too much detail as I’m not sure how advanced at knitting you are. You could be amazing! But you could have just started yesterday :)
      Hope this helps you out and I hope you make lots of Amy Cowls!

      1. Thanks so much for the detail! I am just a beginner, I can knit and pearl and cast on.
        That’s it. I appreciate your help and detailed explanation. Cheyenne

  1. Oh I’m glad I got all detailed on you then :D
    This is ideal for a beginner. It will take a while to grow but it will be worth it and it will help you with button holes for future projects.
    I hope you are enjoying knitting. Once you get the hang of it you have endless possibilities and it’s very gratifying.
    Good luck!

    Kelly x

  2. Hey I was trying your pattern and this part

    Next Row: K4, *K2tog, K4, rep from * to end.

    Next Row: P4, *Yo, P5, rep from * to end.

    Doesn’t seem right, the k2tog doesn’t equal with the yo cuz of the cast on is 43 sts and it’s k4 k2tog that’s equals 6 . I’m a little confused ! :S It is a very cute pattern, and I’ve got to that part and I’m kinda stuck .

    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for spotting this! I have not even realised that this has been here. Basically the pattern started as a cast on of 40 sts, in that case the button hole rows would fit, however, I later changed it to cast on 43 sts (can’t remember why) but I’ve obviously got the two muddled together here.
      My massive apologies to you and anyone else who has got to this point and got stuck.

      This is what you will need to do now:

      Next Row: K3, * K2tog, k5 rep from * to last 5 stitches, K2tog, K3

      Next Row: P4, *yo P6 rep from * to last 4 stitches, yo, K3.

      I’ll get this changed immediately above and slap my wrist for not noticing.
      I hope you can finish it now :) Any more problems, let me know :)

      Kelly

  3. Hi there! I found this, and think it is just about the most adorable thing ever! I’m fairly new to knitting and just want to clarify. You work Rows 1, and 2 alternating until your work is the desired width around your neck. Then you work the 2 other different Rows and then repeat Stocking Stitch 4 more rows, and Bind Off. I know it sounds like I’m just repetitive here, but I want to make sure I understand this completely before I attempt it. Thank you so much!!

    Rachael

    1. Hi Rachael,
      I’m glad you like it so much! Your comments are lovely!
      You are exactly right with how you go about the pattern. I hope you do well! It is a great pattern for beginner knitters.
      If you would like lots of support and cheering while you knit the pattern, you could join us on my Ravelry group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/kydel
      Ravelry is free to join and my group has a few beginner knitters who join and support each other with me cheering in the background :D
      You will be welcomed with open arms and could tell us all about your progress in the Christmas thread.

      Happy knitting!
      Kelly x

    1. I’m glad you like it!
      The buttons are all vintage from my Mums button tub. She gave me it last year as she doesn’t really bother with crafting any more. It’s great to rummage through and find all the best ones!

  4. Dear Kelly: I know I’m “late to the party” with this one, but hope you don’t mind me asking a question. It’s regarding button size. I’m a beginner and think I can handle this cowl (yay! LOL). Have seen so many nice ceramic buttons on Etsy which are usually referred to as “small”, “medium” or “large” w/ no measurments. What size buttons should I be using for this awesome cowl?

    Thanks so VERY much!

    -Deby

    1. Hi Deby!
      I don’t mind you asking a question at all!
      For this cowl I would use medium or large. I would probably go for large over all as medium is a bit difficult to tell exactly what size they are going to be. All the button pictured above are around 2.5cm’s (1 inch) across. Anything smaller could pop through the hole by itself.
      Good luck with the cowl! And if you are on Ravelry, pop on over to my group and show us how you got on. We would love to see!
      Kelly

  5. Aww, Kelly, thank you SO much for getting back to me. I really appreciate it! I will keep my eye out for buttons that size and I promise when finished to post a pic on your group! Thanks again. Take good care,

    Deby

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