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Hills and Valleys Cowl

3rd pattern for 2014!

This cowl has garter ridges (hills) and lengths of stockinette stitch (valleys). Its a simple cowl that can highlight colorful yarns and the garter rows help to break up any pooling. Also, this scarf is solid, and made with worsted weight yarn, so its sure to keep you warm! This cowl uses about 175 yards of worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade hand-dyed). It ends up being about 8″ thick, and 32″ around. Since this cowl does not require a certain number of stitches to keep a decorative pattern, it can be adapted to nearly any yarn or size!


  • 175 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • stitch markers
  • 5.5 mm, 24″ circular needle


CO 120. Place marker.

1. Knit

2. Purl

3. Knit

4. Purl

5 – 12. Knit

Repeat rows 1-12, 8 times, then use a stretchy cast-off method, and BO. You can change the number of repeats depending on how thick you want this cowl.