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Sparkling Snowfall Cowl

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Subtle sparkle & a simple stitch combine to make a luxurious addition to your wardrobe.

Reminiscent of the way snow sparkles in the sunshine, this cowl has a subtle glint of sparkle. Knit flat & consisting of knit & purl stitches, this cowl is simple to knit, but also engaging.

I saw this yarn with the subtle sparkle & I knew I had to make something special with it. It's very understated, but just gives it that little glint of something special.

When working with a beautiful yarn, its sometimes best to leave the stitch simple to let the yarn shine. I kept this in mind when deciding to knit this cowl & I think the results are perfect!

The simple 4 row repeat that is super easy to memorize makes for a super squishy fabric and the mix of knit & purl stitches showcases the sparkle to perfection!

Sparkling Snowfall

The Yarn

Wool Ease in color white/multi

78% acrylic 19% wool 3% other

2.5 oz/70g

162 yds/146m

324 yards/292 meters of any worsted weight yarn, but for the same effect choose something with that extra sparkle.

The Details


US size 8 (5mm) 24" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.


4x4”/10x10cm = 18 stitches x 24 rows Measurements

48" circumference x 11" tall (122cm x 28cm)

Skills used:

Provisional cast on(optional)

Knit & Purl

Kitchner stitch(optional)

The skills needed for this cowl are basic knit & purl stitches. This makes it both perfect for beginner & seasoned knitters alike. I did, however, leave a few decisions up to you as the knitter.

I give you the option to use whatever cast on & bind off/join method you choose.

A provisional cast on allows you to graft the ends together at the end giving you a seamless look or join the two ends together with a three needle bind off like I did in the sample.

If you choose not to do this, that's ok! Any cast on & join you are comfortable will work! The knit/purl stitches do a good job at hiding the join.

The other option you have is twisting the cowl before sewing the ends together. Placing a twist will create more of a mobius shape in the cowl. The sample cowl has a twist. The choice is a personal preference, some prefer the way it lays while wearing.

Cast on a Sparkling Snowfall today!

The PDF pattern can be found via the links below.

Happy Knitting!

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