Easy Double Moss Stitch Cowl


Half way through November, last day at work before I finish for knitting leave (also known as maternity leave) and I finally get to wear my cowl I made a few weeks ago. Peaked out of the window this morning and got all excited about the frost on the car.

I absolutely love the texture of double moss stitch, be it teeny tiny on a baby’s cardi or in your face in a chunky knit cowl. This one is super easy to make. It is knit flat and seamed together so, if you are like me and still can’t manage to join in the round without leaving a gaping hole, it’s super simple and frustration free.

Flat knit easy double moss stitch cowl


You will need:

2 x 100g balls of chunky yarn
1 pair 9mm needles
1 large eyed darning needle (or a crochet hook)


Cast on 40 stitches

1. K2, P2 all the way across
2. K2, P2 all the way across
3. P2, K2 all the way across
4. P2, K2 all the way across
5. K2, P2 all the way across

Repeat rows 2-5 until the piece measures approx. 32″, ending on row 5.

32″ should give you enough for a good drape. If you want to be able to loop it around then knit to approx. 44″ or 50″ before casting off. If you like it a little snugger then go to 26″.

Do 1 row of K2, P2 all the way across.

Cast off leaving a long tail.

Using the long tail, thread the darning needle and sew the cast on and cast off edges together. Weave in any loose ends.

The finished item will be approx. 14.5″ wide.

I used Woolcraft New Fashion Chunky in Saxe, I only used about 1/5th of the second ball so in total the whole cowl cost about £2.00 to knit up.

Here are some other choices you might like:

Marriner Chunky 100g in Cream ( this is acrylic, machine wash at 40 C)
Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Chunky 100g in Ruby ( this is acrylic, machine wash at 40 C)
James Brett Marble Chunky Knitting Yarn 200g – Pink/Purple/Buttercup (100% acrylic, machine wash at 40C)

I’d love to see some pictures of your finished knits. You can email them to me at Katie@buttonsandpickles.com or pop your project up on ravelry.


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