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Rolling Waves Cowl | Needle Knit

Rolling Waves Cowl | Needle Knit

Rolling Waves Cowl

by Kristen Mangus

Just like the constantly shifting waves of a wind-tossed sea the Rolling Waves Cowl is full of texture and movement. I won’t say that you can smell the salty air when you wear it, but you can almost feel the ocean breeze.

Rolling Waves Cowl finished


I designed this cowl as part of the DFW Designer’s Collection, Vol. 2.  The stunning knit and crochet patterns in this ebook were all created by designers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas and I’m honored to be part of such a talented group.

Loom knitters, in case you missed it, I already shared the Loom Knit Rolling Waves Cowl earlier this year!


Classic Elite Yarns Chateau (1.76 oz/50 g; 98 yds/89.16 m)  2 balls. (aff. link)

Since publishing this pattern Classic Elite Yarns has closed its doors and the yarn will not be available for much longer.  Another alpaca or alpaca blend yarn or the same weight can be used.  Please check your gauge if you change yarn!   I checked for alternatives. I haven’t tested these but the fiber content and drape look like they would work.

• Debbie Bliss Paloma
• Schachenmayr Select Tweed Deluxe
• Schachenmayr Select Trendf Deluxe
• Hikoo Oh!
• Vicki Howell Woolpaca Chunky
• Knit Picks Wonderfluff

Rolling Waves Cowl close up view


Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) circular knitting needles with a 24” cord or size needed to obtain gauge.
Tapestry Needle
2 stitch markers


K = Knit
K2tog = Knit two together
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Sl1-ssk-psso = Slip 1,  Slip 1, knit 3rd stitch. Place on 2nd and knit over. Place on 1st stitch and pass slipped stitch over the ssk. Decrease 3 to 1.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
T = Turn work in opposite direction without wrapping (short row)

Rolling Waves Cowl back view




12.5” (31.75 cm) x 36” (91.5 cm) approx.


12.5 sts and 14 rows per 4” x 4” (10×10 cm) in stocking st.


The video below shows how to work the Lacy Stockinette stitch pattern used in the Rolling Waves Cowl.

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Here’s the video for left-handers!

I’ve also got a video tutorial showing the Bind Off and Join!

And, of course, the lefties get to see the bind off just for them!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern feature of the Rolling Waves Cowl.  If you knit this I’d love to see you share your pictures on social media and tag me with #goodknitkisses .  Thanks!