The Buttoned Up Cowl knitting pattern is comfy, cute and easy!
I made the Buttoned Up Cowl recently for a friend and it turned out so cute and cozy that I knew I had to share it with you. The vast majority of my patterns are hats knit in the round and I know for some of you who haven’t learned to knit in the round, that can be a little intimidating. But this cowl, although it ends up being an infinity scarf is knit flat, which makes it a great project for beginners! If you make one, I’d love it if you’d share it with me!
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Bulky weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Facets in Light Azore)
needle & thread
(Unfortunately I sent this one off without measuring the gauge, but since it’s a scarf, it’s not super important.)
Using long tail cast on, cast on 19 stitches.
Row 1: (k1, p1) repeat in rib stitch, place a stitch marker to help you remember which side of the knitting is the “right side”
Row 2: (p1, k1) repeat
Rows 3 – 12: Repeat rows 1 & 2 in rib stitch
Row 13: (k1, p1) repeat until the end of the row
Row 14: (k1, p1) repeat until the end of the row (seed stitch)
Row 1: (p1, k1) repeat until the end of the row
Row 2: (k1, p1) repeat until the end of the row
Row 3 (buttonhole row): p1, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1,p1
Rows 4 – 8: Even rows, repeat row 2, odd rows, repeat row 1
Row 9: Repeat row 3 (buttonhole row)
Row 10: (p1, k1) repeat until the end of the row
Bind off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
Overlap the two ribbed ends of the scarf and mark where the buttons will need to be placed to line up with the buttonholes. Stitch the buttons to the end of the cowl that does not have buttonholes with your needle and thread. Button up your cowl and enjoy!