Williamsburg Cowl

Knitty McPurly

Regular price $6.00
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl
Williamsburg Cowl

Please note that this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern, and not the finished garment.

Williamsburg is in the heart of historic Virginia, and it conjures up images of powdered wigs, men in breeches and stockings, and women with wide hoopskirts and voluminous petticoats.

Though this period of American life has passed, we can hold onto it with a cowl that conjures up evenings by the fire knitting careful stitches by candlelight. The texture of the fabric of our nation is knitted into our hearts as we remember those self-evident truths, that all are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Pattern Notes

Williamsburg is a cabled and bobbled cowl, knit in the round from the bottom up. There is nothing really difficult about the pattern, but because it is knit in fingering weight yarn and requires attention to detail, I would place it at the Intermediate level.

One size

Height: approx. 11.5” / 29 cm

Bottom circumference: approx. 20” / 51 cm

Top circumference: approx. 13” / 33 cm


Kim Dyes Yarn Flan Fingering (70% Superwash Merino Wool/30% Silk; 438 yd (401 m)/100 g skein)

Color: Williamsburg

1 skein or approx. 438 yds/401 m of a fingering weight yarn

16-inch and 24” US #5/3.75 mm circular needle or size required to get gauge

16-inch and 24” US #4/3.5 mm circular needle for ribbing

Note: The sts work best with a 24” needle for the first half of the cowl and switching to a 16” when you have fewer sts. Alternatively, you could just use the 16” needle for the entire cowl.

Stitch markers

Cable needle

Tapestry needle


24 sts/28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

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