Sweet Memories Cowl Pattern

I’m so excited to share with you my Sweet Memories Cowl pattern.  It was my mystery project from Yarn Along last week.  Best of all, it’s free!  It’s nice and easy and knits up quickly.  It is long enough to wrap two or three times.  I think cowls are now my go-to gift for those special people in my life.  This one is destined to keep a very dear friend toasty warm.

Sweet Memories Cowl – By embracingitall

Suggested yarn:

Zara Chiné 50g 8ply – This pattern used 1 1/2 balls
or any 50g/1.75oz 8ply yarn with approximately 125mt/136.5yds  per ball will give you a similar outcome

Needle size:

5mm/8US circular needle 80-100cm in length

Finished Dimensions 

Your finished cowl will measure approximately 150cm (60″) total circumference, by 13cm (5″) in width.


k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
m – m
pm – place marker
c0 – cast off


Cast on 200 stitches, pm.
Round 1: Join in the round, k all sts to m
Round 2: k
Round 3: p
Round 4: k
Rounds 5-10: yo, k2tog, repeat to m
Round 11: k
Round 12: k
Round 13:p
Round 14: k
Rounds 15-20: yo, k2tog, repeat to m
Round 21: k
Round 22: k
Round 23: p
Round 24: k
Round 25-30: yo, k2tog, repeat to m
Round 31: k
Round 32: p
Round 33: k
Round 34: k
CO stitches loosely.  Wash and block cowl to desired shape.

Sweet Memories Cowl – By embracingitall


Sweet Memories Cowl – By embracingitall

Feel free to leave a link to your finished project in the comments section.  I’d love to see your version of the cowl.  Happy knitting!  Jacinta x

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  • http://pumpkinsunrise.com swanski

    You are so talented and clever!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern and you did a fantastic job 🙂

  • http://www.rosecottage323.blogspot.com katherine

    great knitting!

  • http://knit1spin2.blogspot.com Donna

    Thank you for the pattern. I think it will look great with my hand spun. Cowls are my favorite thing to knit.

  • http://edegraw.me Erin @ Wild Whispers

    What a lovely cowl friend! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us!

  • http://the-random-thoughts-in-my-head.blogspot.com Jennifer Miller

    I can see several Christmas presents knit! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  • http://www.catfurtomakekittenbritches.com Christy @ cat fur to make kitten britches

    I was going to say how much I like this….but then I realized, I really mean *LOVE* this! So pretty! Great work, Jacinta! You are so talented!

  • http://momentsofpeacemama.wordpress.com Kate

    I love the pattern! Thank you so much. I posted about it today 🙂

  • jean

    Jacinta: I love, love, this cowl. I think I am knitting on too small a needle. What should the dimensions be? Thank you, Jean

    • Jacinta

      Hi Jean. The approximate dimensions should be: circumference 60″ or 150cm and width 5″ or 13cm. Hope this helps you out. Jacinta x

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  • Kathy

    I love this cowl but would like to make it a bit smaller. What are the multiples it is worked in?

    • Jacinta

      Hi Kathy, I am assuming by smaller you mean the circumference? If this is the case, you just need to cast on less stitches, just stick to an even number and your finished cowl will knit up the same as the pattern, but obviously with less length. Not sure what length you are aiming for, but as an example, 150 stitches cast on will give you a length suitable for a child. If you aim for approximately 170-180 stitches, you will still have a cowl that will wrap around a couple of times with a little room to spare. I hope that helps. Jacinta

    • Deborah

      Did u find how to reduce circumference and by what multiples?

      • Jacinta

        Hi Deborah. I’ve not really played around with reducing the circumference of the Sweet Memories Cowl. It is knit with even numbered stitches, so if you do reduce, stick to even stitches to keep the pattern. If you were wanting to knit a child’s size cowl, then I would suggest casting on 150 stitches. Of course it can all depend on what yarn you use and your knitting style. If you only want the length adjusted slightly then maybe I would suggest only casting on 180 stitches.

        Hope that helps you.

      • peachy

        You just need to have an even number of stitches.

  • Jeanette Frazier

    Would this work well using Bamboo Pop?
    If so. What size needles and number of cast on stitches?
    It is a beautiful patten.

    • Jacinta

      Hi Mimi

      I’m sorry I didn’t see your question. I rarely get onto my blog anymore and there is always so much spam to delete. To answer your question, I am unfamiliar with Bamboo Pop, but having just done a quick google, I think you could just knit the pattern as is. That is the best thing about cowls, you don’t have to be as exact as you would be for a sweater or a fitted garment. Cowls are very forgiving when it comes to what yarn you use as long as the ply/weight is similar. The pattern is best suited to 8 ply and Bamboo Pop looks to be close to this.

      Hope this helps,