Barbara Easy Knit Cowl or Mobius Free Knitting Pattern Page

Barbara Easy Knit Cowl or Mobius Free Knitting Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

This is a really easy stitch pattern that makes a pretty and reversible stitch pattern. In order to offer this project with both the twisted mobius or tubular cowl options, the stitch count is different by one-half repeat so the pattern lines up beautifully at the seam.

Download the ad-free PDF Pattern for the Barbara Easy Knit Cowl or Mobius Pattern for $1.99 HERE

A special thank you to Grace Cieply for technical editing this knit pattern.

What you will need:

  • 145 yd (132m) #5 bulky weight yarn
  • US13 (9mm) knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in:  

Be So Easy Yarn; 145 yds (132m) per 3.5oz (100g); 100% milk cotton, #5 bulky weight yarn; color Pink Lemonade, 1 ball each.

#5 Bulky Weight Yarn

Be So Easy Yarn

$6.99

Finished Size:

32 in (81.3cm)  or 35 in (88.9cm)s circumference x 10.5 in (26.7cm) tall after blocking, before seaming.

Gauge: 

8 sts / 4 rows = 4 in (10cm) after blocking.

Stitch Guide: 

Knit (k), purl (p), cast on (co) and bind off (bo).

Instructions:

Note: CO even multiple of 3 for cowl or odd multiple of 3 for mobius cowl. 

Tubular Cowl:

CO 72 sts

Row 1: *K3, p3. Rep from * across.

Rows 2 – 4: Rep row 1.

Row 5: *P3, k3 Rep from * across.

Rows 6 – 8: Rep row 5.

Rows 9 – 24: Rep rows 1 – 8 two more times. BO all sts leaving long tail for sewing.

Twisted Mobius Cowl:

CO 75 sts

Row 1: *K3, p3. Rep from * to last 3 sts: k3. 

Row 2: *P3, k3. Rep from * to last 3 sts: p3.

Rows 3 – 4: Rep rows 1 – 2 once more.

Row 5: *P3, k3. Rep from * to last 3 sts: p3.

Row 6: *K3, p3. Rep from * to last 3 sts: k3.

Rows 7 – 8: Rep rows 5 – 6 once more.

Rows 9 – 27: Rep rows 1 – 8 two more times, then rows 1 – 4 once more. BO all sts leaving long tail for sewing.

Assembly:

For tubular cowl, sew side AB to side CD matching up A to C and B to D. For twisted mobius cowl, sew side AB to side CD matching up A to D and B to C.

Finishing:

Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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