Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! - Bridger Cowl

This cowl is SUPER fast, uses worsted weight or Aran yarn and a U.S. size 10 circular needle. You begin the cowl in the center front and work flat while making the simple repeating lace pattern, then you will join and work in the round. This cowl is warm, squishy and makes a wonderful gift or craft fair item.  Make one (or two!) in a day.
If you want to download/print pattern you can scroll down past the pictures and it is available there too. (English & Spanish versions).

Tools / Materials:

Worsted or Aran weight yarn, approx. 150 yds.
U.S. size 10 (6mm) circular needle.  (I used a 24" length)


14 sts / 20 rows = 4" in stockinette st.


CO=Cast on
yo=yarn over
PM=place marker
RM=remove marker


Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise
known as the knitted cast-on.  Tutorial Video here: 


You will start out working flat (back and forth), later at #20, you will join and begin working in the round.

1.  CO 4 sts using long tail cast on. *note you will use the Long-tail cast-on here only, for the rest of the pattern when you cast on at the beg of the row, please do as directed.  Please see reference above for video.
2. Knit
3. CO 4 sts @ beg of row, k4, yo, k2tog, k2.   (8 sts)
4. CO 4 sts @ beg of row, k4,* yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to end.  (12 sts)
5-14. Rep row 4 until you have 52 sts.
15. CO 4 sts @ beg of row, K4, *yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * 1x more, PM, k until last 12 sts,*yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to end.  (56 sts)
16. CO 4 sts @ beg of row, K4, *yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * 1x more, PM, k until last 12 sts, RM, *yo, k2tog, k2, rep from * to end.  (60 sts)
17-19. Repeat row 16 until you have 72 sts. 
Place marker and join, you are now working in the round.
20. Purl round. (remove other marker when you come to it.  You will now only need the marker that marks the beginning of your circle).
21.  Knit every row until pc measures 11” (measure from cast on point to needle).
22. Purl round.
23. Knit round.
24. Purl round.
25-26 Rep rows 23 & 24 once more.
27. Bind off knitwise.

* Blue varigated yarn is Jojoland Fantasia.  the green is Berroco Remix. 


If you wish to Download or print, click on the link below (be patient, sometimes it loads slowly - at least it does on mine).
English Version:

Spanish Version:

Portuguese Translation is here:


Gale said...

Love this pattern and can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing your design talent!

patchouli moon studio said...

I just started following your blog. I love the scarf patterns on your blog. Thanks for posting the lovely patterns.

pjgam jones said...

Beautiful, must make.ee

Dana said...

Simply beautiful! And right on time, I needed something quick and lovely for a gift! :-)

Karen Keith said...

Can't wait to make this one. Love all your patterns. Thank you for sharing them.

Karen Keith said...

Can't wait to make this one. Love all of your patterns, thanks for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

Made one this week while on Christmas break. Thanks. Granddaughter now wants one.

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing ths pattern, it is beautiful and easy to knit up. I have made 4 so far!

Patricia and John said...

I am a fairly new knitter - What size needle do I use for the flat work?

Kriskrafter said...

Patricia and John,
there would be no difference if you use circular needle or straight needles, the size is still size 10 needle(s). If you use straights just make sure they are longer ones to hold a bunch of stitches.

wjean said...

I have made so many of these!! My mom has three and my sister has the first one i made.. finally made two for myself! I just want to make sure i am measuring corectly. For the 11 inches are you measuring from the very first four stitche at the beginning of the lace cast on ??

Kriskrafter said...

wjean: yes, you are measuring it correctly (from the first 4 cast on sts). Glad you're enjoying the pattern. :)

Carole Biswurm said...

I cant find the Jojland Fantasia in the blue variegated yarn. Can you tell me where I can get it. You call for worster and Jojoland seems to come in chunky.

Kriskrafter said...

Carole Biswurm -
Here is a link I found for jojoland fantasia. Yes, it is a chunky but it is a lighter chunky and it worked out just fine (and I love it!)


I believe you can look on their store locater to see if there is a dealer near you, perhaps you can just order directly. I think I bought mine on webs online, but I just checked and don't see it there anymore. best of luck!

Leticia Cristina said...


I love it your pattern! It's beautiful and so easy to do it! I would like to ask your permission to translate it into portuguese.

I'm looking forward for your response,


Kriskrafter said...

Leticia Cristina,
would you email me please - kris@kriskrafter.com


Yolanda McNair said...

I'm so eager to make this! I made one similar to this that called for short row shaping, but yours looks SO much easier. Also I'd like to commend you on how specific?, thorough, and easy to understand your directions are. I'm going to start this very soon!

Kristi Stem said...

I absolutely love your Gallatin scarf! I am about 1 inches into a cowl pattern but not really loving it. Saw this and BAM! I'm frogging my original project and starting this. Thank you for another lovely pattern! xoxo

valryb said...

On rows 15 and 16 it says knit until 12 sts then PM, is that actually knit the stitches or does it mean pattern the stitches, thank you for the pattern

Kriskrafter said...

Valryb, it means knit.