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Tofino Cowl (Free Pattern)

Added: Thursday, January 7th 2010 at 11:34am by nittineedles

Tofino Cowl



I have never been to Tofino in the summer. I'm sure the sun on the trees, beach and ocean is beautiful but I have been in the winter and the grey fog, mist and rain have a beauty all their own. The colours in this cowl, knit in a Seafoam Stitch, represent my memories of Tofino.





MATERIALS:  2 - 50g/1.75 oz aran weight yarn

                1 circular /16 inch - 6mm/10 US needle

                1 stitch marker 

                1 darning needle


Size:  66cm circumference X 40.5cm length/26 in circumference X 16 in length unblocked


TENSION:  18 sts & 24 rows with 5.5mm/9 US needles = 10 cm/4 inches


Pattern is worked over multiples of 10 stitches.


Cast on 80 stitches.

Place marker.

Round 1:  Knit.

Round 2:  Purl.

Round 3:  (Yo, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo, k6.)  Repeat to end of round.

Round 4:  Purl, dropping the yos.  (80 sts on needle)

Round 5:  Knit.

Round 6:  Purl.

Round 7:  (K5, Yo, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo, k1.)  Repeat to end of round.

Round 8:  Purl, dropping the yos.  (80 sts on needle)

Repeat rounds 1 to 8 until cowl is approximately 41cm/ 16 in long or desired length, ending with round 2.

Cast off.

Darn in ends.



This pattern is for personal use only.  It is not to be used for profit.  Selling copies of this pattern or selling the finished product of this pattern is strictly prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner.     

Copyright © 2010 Nittineedles

User Comments

What yarn did you use for your Tofino cowl?  It is absolutely gorgeous!!

Noro Silk Garden.  I love the colourways in Noro's yarns.

Thank you - I will look for it!{#basic-laugh.gif}

I just love the cowl, but being a beginner, I wanted to know how yo2 times/3 times is done.  Is it the way you wrap the yarn in the same stitch?  I know it might be a big challenge, but I am determine to do it...


Sorry, I only just saw this question.  yo means to wrap your yarn, counterclockwise, around your right hand needle.  Yo 2 times means to wrap it around twice.  Yo 3 times means to wrap it around three times.

WOW, this is just beautiful.  I'm also a beginner so will have to learn how to do this piece of art!  NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES ME!

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the materials and the steps on how to make this tofino cowl. More power! Have a great day!

What do you mean by "dropping the yarn overs" and where do I pick them up again?


Just slip the yarn overs, from the previous round, off the needle.  You do not pick them up again.

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