Loopy Cakes Cowl

TheLoopyEwe Loopy Cakes1I had a lot of fun making this new cowl. I am finding myself wearing infinity cowls, more and more. I like them better than scarves, because you don’t risk having them drift off while you’re out and about running errands. Some infinity cowls use a lacey pattern, which makes the cowl perfect for wearing inside or out, long or short. This Loopy Cakes Cowl is a little smaller and knits up denser, keeping your neck warm when you’re out. The pattern is easy and the yarn (from our Loopy Ewe Solid Series) keeps it nice and stretchy. I used one Loopy Cakes set and had a bit of each color left over.

TheLoopyEwe Loopy Cakes2Loopy Cakes Cowl

Yarn: 1 Loopy Cakes Kit (I used Chocolate and Roses, but you can make this out of any of the Loopy Cake combinations.)
Needles: 32″ US #5 (3.75 mm)
Gauge: 26 st/4″ in Linen Stitch

Figure out the color sequence you’d like to use with your 6 colors.

With your first color, cast on 323 stitches, using a stretchy cast on. (My new favorite is the German Cast On. Here’s our video on how to do it.)

Backyard1Add a marker to indicate the beginning, and join in the round being careful not to twist.

Knit 8 rows in the Linen Stitch pattern with your first color. Change to second color and knit 8 rows with second color in the same pattern.

Continue knitting 8 rows of Linen Stitch with each subsequent color.

When you have gone through all 6 colors once, start over with the first color and work through this same pattern again with each of your colors, for a total of 12 stripes (2 stripes of each color).

Backyard2Cast off with a loose bind off.

Linen Stitch Pattern
Row 1: K 1, Sl1 with yarn forward
Row 2: Sl1 with yarn forward, K1

(You’ll be slipping as if to purl.)

Approx. finished size: 6″ wide, 50″ around.

Be sure to share photos if you make one for yourself. I think it would be beautiful in several different sets. This pattern also works well for leftover yarn bits worked in a mish mash of colors instead of the stripes.

Sheri picturesofourbackyardaftertheweekendsnow.


  1. Very nice. I’m definitely in stash busting mode, so any pattern that can work with my scraps of sock yarns are aOK.

    Of course, that in my mind means hexipuffs. I will have to add this as a brain friendly alternative to the gazillion hexipuffs I will probably make later this year.

  2. Pretty cowl. The Twisted German Cast On is also my favorite, however I execute it somewhat different than the video you listed. Nice backyard. All that snow!!

  3. Cast on 323 stitches?!!? Sherri – THAT IS LOOPY!!! 🙂 lol It came out really nicely but I’m not sure I could manage that many … I have a Loopy Cakes set on my wishlist. If someone gifts it to me maybe this summer, I’ll see if I can brave it. Otherwise, I’ll have to continue admiring yours 🙂
    HOLY Snow batman! That’s amazing – beautiful pix though…

  4. Christienne – I know it’s a lot! What I do is put a stitchmarker every 50 stitches to help me double count and make sure my numbers are correct when casting on.

    Also, to help you figure out how long to make the tail for casting on – wrap your yarn loosely around your needle 50 times. Take that length and measure it out times 7, and that’s the length of tail you’ll need for 323 stitches (plus a little extra).

  5. If you don’t want to measure out the yardage needed, tie a slip knot to the inside & outside strings on the cake. The you can cast on however many stitches you need & not run out of either yarn!

  6. Reading the pattern: I understand the directions for Row 1 but then trouble understanding the next row R s is what it looks like but is it suppose to be Row 2

    Just wanting to make sure I understand.

    Thanks! Can’t wait to get Abbey color combination that I am now ordering!

    Thank You!

  7. I’m surprised no one has added this pattern to Ravelry. I’ve started doing it wilh the Majestic sampler. And hope to do it in Chocolate and Roses next (or as soon as I figure out where I stashed that set).

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