The Arm Knit Knotted Cowl is pretty and extremely fast to knit…need a very last minute gift? You can make this in under an hour…from choosing your yarn, setting up, knitting, knotting, and all the way to the finish work! The result is a loopy fun cowl that will keep you cozy and warm. Wear it wrapped twice like a classic cowl as shown above, or just one loop like an infinity scarf below:
The Arm Knit Knotted Cowl
By Jennifer Dickerson
- 2 skeins Lion Brand Homespun yarn (Note: I didn’t use the full skeins of each yarn ball. Also, I chose two different colors…you can alternatively use the same color for each ball…colors shown are “Barrington” and “Baroque”
- Your arms!
- 58 inches circumference (seamed, knotted and completely finished)
- 3 inches wide (unstretched, as in the photos above)
- 15 inches wide (opened up, as in the last photo below)
Note: Sizing will vary as this is a very loose, large gauge project. I recommend working rows to the length desired.
Note: This pattern is written like a traditional knitting pattern, because it is made the same way, with your “tools” (arms vs. needles) being different. For detailed help, I encourage you to scroll down and watch the videos, “How to Make the Arm Knit Knotted Cowl” and “Basics of Arm Knitting” to learn more.
CO 8 sts
Row 1: Knit all sts
Repeat row 1 nineteen more times or until desired length.
BO all sts.
Finishing & Assembly:
Tie a knot in the middle of the piece. After knotting, seam and weave in the ends. Because the weave of the finished fabric is so large and loose, I used my hands to weave and seam instead of a needle and it worked great!
Here is a helpful video you can watch to make the Arm Knit Knotted Cowl stitch by stitch:
If you are new to the world of arm knitting, the video below is helpful as well. In the video we’ll make a practice swatch to familiarize you with the basic techniques of arm knitting (slip knot, casting on, knitting, transitioning from row to row and binding off):
Wishing you many happy and stitchy adventures!