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Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - KNIT



Drop Stitch Cowl

Designed by Susan Druding

Description:  This super easy cowl is beautiful, light and airy.  It uses dropped yo stitches to create bands of simple lace.  It is worked back and forth, then the ends are sewn together to create the cowl.


Level:  Easy


Size: Approx. 8" high x 35" circumference



  • 1-50g Crystal Palace Sausalito (shown in 8107 "Fall Herbs")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 26" or 35" circular in US size 8, or size needed for gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  3 sts=1" in garter and drop st patt


Abbreviations:  BO- bind off, CO- cast on, garter st- knit every row; k- knit; p- purl; rep- repeat; st(s)- stitch(es); x- times; yo- yarn over



This pattern is worked back and forth on circular needles  The circular needles are used to accomodate the width of the cowl.


Loosley CO 105 sts. Work garter st for 6 rows.  Begin Drop Stitch Pattern.


Drop Stitch Pattern:

Next Row: * k1, (yo) 2x; rep from * to last st, k1.

Next Row: * k1, drop the 2 yo's; rep from * to last st, k1

Work 6 rows of garter st.

Repeat these 8 rows 5 more times.


BO loosely.  Sew up seam.  Enjoy!



We are happy to share this pattern. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting/crochet guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

August 2012

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