Free Knitting Pattern…Chunky Arm Knit Cowl!

The Chunky Arm Knit Cowl is a lightning fast and easy project that shows off your favorite bulky yarn.  It is a great first project for arm knitting too.  Be sure to scroll down to watch the two videos below if you have never arm knit before.


  • 1/2 Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (“Eggplant” colorway shown
  • 1/2 Skein Lion Brand Tweed Stripes (“Orchid ” colorway shown)
  • Scissors
  • Your arms!

Note:  You can use any bulky/super bulky yarns for this project, if you are unsure about your yarn and/or the colors you have chosen, you can do a test swatch to see how everything will come together.


  • 15 inches wide (unstretched)
  • 31 inch circumference (unstretched)


CO 12 (leave some extra for seaming up later)

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Repeat row 1 for a total of 10 rows.


Finishing and Assembly:

Flip the cowl over so that the wrong side is facing out.  Sandwich the CO and BO ends together.  Using one of the tails, whip stitch it with your hands.  Weave in any ends, turn the cowl right side out, and you’re finished!

To make the Chunky Arm Knit Cowl stitch by stitch, check out this video:

If you have never arm knit before, this video will show you the basics:

© Jennifer Dickerson 2014
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4 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern…Chunky Arm Knit Cowl!

  1. This is perfect Jennifer, a friend of mine has been wanting to do this so I will be sending her your way. Thank you for your generosity,

  2. Just ran across your blog a few days ago and am loving all your free patterns…thank you for being so kind to share AND for having such quick and easy patterns! 🙂

  3. Pinned this years ago, and finally watched your video. You are such a natural and comfortable teacher. Great introduction to arm knitting. So excited to try this soon! Thank you!

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