Seattle Triangle Cowl

I had only one skein of a Peruvian alpaca yarn (Sol Alpaca Baby Alpaca) in a gorgeous green color that my boyfriend bought for me when he was traveling in South American, and I was not sure what to do with it. I thought about a cowl, but I’m not a huge fan of traditional cowls – I feel like they’re kind of suffocating. I do love triangle scarves, however, so I came up with a simple triangle cowl pattern, and I love it! You can find the pattern below or here as a pdf.


I like to gather the cowl at the top with a shawl pin. I found this particular pin at a shop called Momo in Seattle’s International District. I love how simple it is.


Anyway, here’s the pattern! (PDF here)

Seattle Triangle Cowl

Sol Alpaca Baby Alpaca (100% Alpaca), 3.5 oz. (100g)/109 yd. (100 m); 1 skein (HIL001-100)
Size US 10 ( mm) needles (straight or circular)
Tapestry needle

9 stitches and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on US 10 needles
(Gauge is not extremely important for this project)

cast on
K: knit
KFB: Knit in the front and back of stitch.

This cowl is knitted flat, folded, and sewn together up the back. It has a lot of room for flexibility depending on the type of yarn you’re using and the size of piece you want. I’ve given measurements for the garment I actually made, but I think that it could definitely be longer, wider, or have a neck that goes up higher. A fringe would also be cool. Be creative! I like wearing mine gathered with a simple metal shawl pin.

CO 3. Turn.
Row 1: K3. Turn.
Row 2: KFB, K until there is only 1 stitch remaining, KFB.
Row 3: K across.
Rows 4-43: Repeat rows 2 and 3 22 times (49 stitches).
Rows 44-54: Repeat row 3 10 times.
Bind off.

Lay the garment flat and fold the two upper ends in such that they meet in the center. Sew the two flat edges together.
Weave in ends.


I’d love to see your finished projects!



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