Colourful Charity Cowl KAL – the pattern


I am running a KAL for the Colourful Cowl. I am really excited about this not only because it is the first KAL I every organised but also because it means so much to me to be able to raise money for a charity that is really important to me in remember my dad who passed away last year.

Today I really just want to share more details about the pattern including the materials you need and what you get when you buy the pattern as part of the KAL.


The Colourful cowl was inspired by the desire to create a modern yet simple patterned cowl that can bring colour to winter days. I love using colour for accessories as they can bring some fun to liven up my usual rather neutral wardrobe. Using three different colours, the cowl has near endless possibilities for combination and I can’t wait to see the combinations you come up with. The pattern is worked in the round with two main colours at the same time and thus makes for a great project for developing stranded knitting skills.


You will need 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles (at least 80 cm/32”)(or a different needle size to obtain gauge if you are a loose or tight knitter). I used Stein Fine DK wool and approx. 60 g of each main colour and about 40 g of the contrast colour. The Stein Fine wool is amazing yarn that has really fun names for the colourways. The ones I used are called ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, ‘I Thought I Was Over You’ and ‘Tequila Sunset’. You will also need 9 stitch markers and a tapestry needle. The stitch markers aren’t mandatory but I found it easier to separate the repeats from each other so it would be easier to find mistakes.


The final measurements of the cowl are a circumference of 69.3 cm/ 27.3” and a height of  26.2 cm/10.3”. This means the cowl fits around your neck once. However, I have posted instructions on how to calculate the number of stitches to cast on in my Ravelry group where the KAL is held.

As usual the pattern is available in German and English includes print friendly versions. As part of the KAL you will also receive a guide on colour theory to help select the three colours you need for this pattern as well as a list with tips and tricks to help get better results when knitting stranded colourwork.

I hope you like the pattern and will consider joining the KAL. It will run the whole month of February and all proceeds are donated to Nephrokids e.V. you can read more about the charity in my previous post.


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