Slouch Cowl Pattern


Brand Elizabeth Elliott

The Slouch Cowl from Elizabeth Elliott lives up to its name – but with a clever twist: short row wedges shape the cowl’s folds so it will always drape beautifully without effort. With illustrated instructions for working German Short Rows, this is a great project for the short row novice, providing plenty of practice without the distraction of complicated stitch patterns or other shaping. Using two skeins each of Shibui Knits Birch & Pebble, the Slouch Cowl has an understated grace that will leave you wanting to knit one in every color.


SIZING: 28" circumference and 18.5" depth

YARN:  Shibui Knits Birch & Shibui Knits Pebble

YARDAGE: 2 skeins each of Shibui Knits Birch & Shibui Knits Pebble; or 585–595 yds of fingering weight yarn

DESIGNER: Elizabeth Elliott

GAUGE:  29 sts & 36.5 rnds = 4" in St st blocked

NEEDLES: Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles

SKILL: Intermediate