The Central Park Knit Cowl - Free Pattern


I am so excited about the second piece of the Urban Jungle Collection. Maybe because I am just a chunky knit kinda gal and we have just started cozy season with our first snow. This was designed specifically with that NYC Central Park Vibe in mind. It is so vast and covers over 843 acres. It takes you from midtown to The Upper West Side, to East Harlem. Man it is big and diverse and awesome.

You can go to the Zoo there. You can have a picnic. You can play softball (or pretend as I did). You can get great food. You can get bad food. You can walk or run or ride your bike on one of the many many paths. You can literally just get lost. It is a wonder. Nestled in the awesome concrete jungle that is NYC is this amazing gift of nature.

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This cowl is designed to be that same journey of exploration in both texture and color. Giving you both the contrast and the beauty that Central Park gives NYC you can tell your own color story. It is  reminiscent of the fade from the concrete pavement through the autumn leaves and up to that Gotham night sky. 

I made the first one shown using bulky fibers hand dyed by Alex of Alex Creates to tell that Central Park Fall color story.  The second tells the NYC night story from the concrete up to that perfect purple sky on a clear night and is made using Malabrigo Rasta.

It is an easy knit that works up super fast and great for beginners.


Supply List:
Super Bulky #6 yarn
Color A: 40 yds
Color B: 30 yds
Color C: 40 yds
US 19 / 15 mm 24” circular needle
Large needle to weave ends
Stitch Marker
Button or tag of choice

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
co – cast on (using long tail cast on method)
bo – bind off
k – knit
p - purl
st - stitch

Make it in your favorite color combo like this one inspired by those concrete jungle night skies.


Gauge:  4 inch sq =  6 stitches x 9 rows / stockinette st
This is a free form style so it is ok if gauge is a little off
Finished piece: Circumference 31.5” (stretch to 34”) / Length 17” Approx


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Begin with Color A:
CO 60; Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1:  [k1,p1] to end
Rounds 2 - 8:  Purl all the way around
Rounds 9 - 12: Knit all St (Stockinette St)
Round 13:  Purl all the way around

Round 14:  Purl all st around

Round 15: Knit all st around fasten off color A after this round)

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Rounds 16 - 26 : Knit all St (Stockinette St) 

Round 27:  Knit all st around

Rounds 28 - 29:  Purl all st around (fasten off color B after round 32)

Round 30:  Purl all st around
Rounds 31 - 39:  Knit all St (Stockinette St)
Rounds 40 - 48:  Purl all St around
Round 49: [k1,p1] to end
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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