• Angie B-Whistle and Wool

Harbour Cowl

Updated: Feb 5

A bit of History behind the name: Harbours in England

A harbour (British English; see spelling differences) or harbor (American English), (synonyms: wharves, haven). Harbour means to shelter or keep safe. A harbour is a place where ships may shelter. Some harbours are used as ports to load and unload ships. The port will have quays or piers where the ships may be moored or tied up and a transport system for taking goods inland. The UK’s largest Port is Grimsby and Immingham.

For more history behind the name visit : www.wikipedia.com

Be cozy. Be kind.

** Also available as a Hat + Cowl Set Kit at Lionbrand.com

With the kit you can choice your OWN yarn shade and get the yarn + pattern shipped right to your door!


Harbour Cowl

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**This Pattern is a copyright of Whistle and Wool© so you may not copy, alter, adjust, share, record, redistribute or resell my Pattern. No tutorials or any kind of demonstrations may be made using any information contained in my Pattern. I do not mind if you wish to sell a completed HANDMADE item and you are a small independently owned business, however, you do not have permission to use ANY of my photos. If you do sell a completed item, please list credit of the design belonging to me, Whistle and Wool and a link to my shop. www.WhistleandWool.etsy.com

The Harbour Cowl

The Harbour Cowl works up quickly, all the while being really easy to create! Using the Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn makes this super oversize Infinity Cowl the perfect accessory for even the coolest days. Thick and Quick yarn also makes this project done in no time! There are so many color combos that would look lovely with this pattern.

For the colorwork I used one of my favorite techniques! This colorwork process is perfect for beginners or ones wanting an intricate look, but not having to worry about carrying yarn in the back or having an uneven tension from two colors worked in the same row! For this one I used the slip stitch technique so it looks like we toggled between two colorways on the same row, even though we didn't.

For this technique when you start a round in a new color, slip a stitch, knit the next, that slip stitch carries above to the next round. So it looks like you used two colors on one row. Pay attention for when to switch yarn colors on the round, and that's all you have to do to get this intricate work. For this pattern we carry the same stitch two rounds in a row, giving it an elongated texture and the colorwork stretching across multiple rounds gives it a beautiful look.

For an easy to read pattern layout, you can pick up the PDF in my Etsy or Ravelry Shops.

** Also available as a Hat + Cowl Set Kit at Lionbrand.com

With the kit you can choice your OWN yarn shade and get the yarn + pattern shipped right to your door!


This infinity scarf is worked bottom-up, in the round.

Stitch count remains the same throughout the pattern.

Colorwork is created by slipping stitches. See Stitches to Know.

Color B from your last knit round before the Slipping Stitches Round, is carried up two rounds creating an elongated stitch and the appearance of two colors in those rounds.

For color changes I carried my yarn as I went. This meant I only had starting and ending, ends to weave in. When you carry the yarn up to the round don’t pull that first stitch too tight to wear the cowl rounds buckled.

Steam block when done.


**Please check your gauge before you start this Pattern to match the finished measurements for this pattern:

It’s best to make your swatch slightly bigger than what the pattern states it should measure so you can measure it in the center of your square, getting an accurate reading. You can do this by adding 2 additional stitches and work 2 additional rows. Do not count the first and last stitch in your measurement or the first and last row.

Needle Size Suggestions:

  • If your swatch has less stitches, swatch again using a smaller needle.

  • If your swatch has more stitches, swatch again using a larger needle.








Keep sheltered from the cold in this double wrap Infinity Cowl. The bulky yarn and big needles, give this extra drape and coziness for easy styling.


Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick, 6 oz.

#6, 106 yds + 87 yards

Skeins : 1 in Fossil Color A

1.5 in Charcoal Color B


Takumi circulars 24” cord

US 17 (12.75 mm) or needle needed to obtain gauge


Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, Stitch Marker

GAUGE (blocked, in the round)

7 sts x 9 rows = 4”

(stockinette) Matching stitches per inch will get your width to match.

Be cozy. Be kind.

Finished measurements : In inches


Oversized, multi wrap

Width (laid flat)

34” (86.36 cm)

Height (laid flat)

10” (25.4 cm)

Stitches to Know

BOR-Beginning of the round



Sl-Slip the stitch purlwise, yarn remains in the back.

SM-Stitch Marker

Weaving in ends

1. Cut yarn leaving approx. 7” in length tail.

2. Weave in ends on the inside of the project.

3. Trim ends.

Harbour Cowl

For an easy to read pattern layout, you can pick up the PDF in my Etsy or Ravelry Shops. Your support helps me to keep creating designs to share!

Available as a Kit through Lionbrand Yarns website which includes the PDF Pattern + yarn needed to complete this project. Create your own colorway combo!


Cast on 124 sts with Color A, join in the round, place SM for BOR


Round 1: Color A, (k1, p1) for the round - 124 sts

Round 2-4:Color B, (k1, p1) for the round


Round 1-2: Color B, knit

Round 3:Color A, *k1, sl.1 purlwise, repeat after * for the round

  • yarn in back when slipping stitches

Round 4:Color A, *k1, Sl.1 purlwise repeat after * for the round

Round 5:Color B, knit

Round 6-7:Color B, knit

Round 8:Color A, *sl.1 purlwise, k1, repeat after * for the round

Round 9:Color A, *Sl.1 purlwise, k1, repeat after * for the round

Round 10:Color B, knit

Round 11-15:Repeat Rounds 1-5

Round 16-17:Color B, knit


Round 1-3:Color B, (k1, p1) for the round

Round 4-5:Color A, (k1, p1) for the round

  • Cast off in rib

  • Cut yarn, weave in ends Color A, (k1, p1) for the round - 124 sts

Voila! You’re done! Block your Cowl!

Also available - A MATCHING HAT!

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