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Knit bobble cowl free pattern

Knit cowl scarf with lots and lots of fun little bobbles…

I really do hope you like bobbles… ’cause you are going to see a lot of them in the coming weeks.

I fell in love with the blackberry stitch the first time I laid my eyes on it. It has everything I ask from a stitch volume, texture, no rough edges, and immense cuteness.

Pin now, make later… 😉

Free knit cowl pattern with amazing texture, full of bobbles! Make the Wild berries knit scarf for you or your little one and enjoy wearing those little bobbles around your neck. #freeknittingpattern #knitcowlpattern #cowlscarf #knitscarfpatternfree

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The Wild berries cowl comes in 3 sizes, toddler, child, and adult. You can scroll down to find the free pattern or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of this knit cowl scarf in any of my stores to download and print.

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All about the Wild berries knit cowl pattern

So many ideas came into my head, but this cowl wasn’t one of them. Not even when a friend asked me to make a cowl with bobbles for her little girl.

Not even when she picked the yarn. The yarn itself usually gives me many hints of what it wants to be.

Not even the planned blanket with bobbles (same design) that I had already scheduled for February, and picked yarn for.

Knit bobble cowl pattern

No, none of that. I had to make a Google search for “kids scarf” to see some irrelevant bobbles on a shawl and that was when it hit me! The blackberry stitch would be perfect for it. Of course!

From there on, the road was very easy and full of excitement and love. I made the gauge swatch calculated the stitch and row count and I was off to my journey with bobbles.

All about the yarn for the knit cowl

The yarn is the Kartopu Melange Wool Tweed, which I had leftover from my Rockwood sweater. I am afraid that it has been discontinued and I am so sad. It’s such a lovely yarn.

But no worries, I have you covered. I made a little research online and found some great alternatives that will work for this knit cowl. Some are tweed and some are not, so you will definitely find something you like.

Knit cowl scarf pattern

Yarn alternatives

Basic stitch
Brava bulky
City Tweed Aran

Let’s dive in the pattern…

All about the materials you are going to need

Weight 4 • Worsted weight yarn 110 (130, 160) yds, 100 (120, 145) m
8.00 mm • US size 11 straight or circular (24″/60 cm cable), or size needed to obtain gauge
Darning needle

Gauge information

Gauge (4″x4″ or 10×10 cm):

14 sts x 16 rows in pattern
13 sts x 16 rows in stockinette


CO 26 sts

Follow pattern R7-10 5 times.

If you have 4 bobbles in 4″ (10 cm) wide and 8 bobbles in 4″ (10 cm) in height you are good to go!

Knit cowl sizes and measurements

The measurements are taken when the piece is laid flat, before sewing.

Toddler 18″ x 6″ (46×15 cm)
Child 20″ x 6.7″ (50×17 cm)
Adult 22″ x 8″ (56×20 cm

Pattern notes:

– The pattern is worked flat, from bottom to top (although it is the same upside down).

– Measuring your gauge in pattern can be tricky. Follow the direction above for the gauge swatch or use the stockinette gauge.

– The pattern is written for the toddler size and then (child, adult) following in parenthesis.

– The number before the “:” refers to row count. eg: In R1-4 (1-4, 1-6), sizes toddler and child will make the directions for 4 rows and the adult size for 6 rows.

Knitting scarf pattern free


R: row
k: knit
p: purl
p3tog: purl 3 stitches together
BO: bind off

Wild berries knit cowl free pattern

CO 62, (74, 82) sts with preferred method

R1-4 (1-4, 1-6): * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * across

R5 (5, 7): k

R6 (6, 8): p

R7 (7, 9) (RS): p

R8 (8, 10) (WS): k1, * [k1, p1, k1] into next st. p3tog *, repeat from * to * to last st, k1

R9 (9, 11): p

R10 (10, 12): k1, * p3tog, [k1, p1, k1] into next st *, repeat from * to * to last st, k1

R11-22 (11-26, 13-32): repeat R7-10 (R7-10, R9-12) 3 (4, 5) times

R23-26 (27-30, 33-38): * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * across BO


Lay your piece down and sew the two edges together using the mattress stitch or any sewing method you prefer. Weave in your ends and you are done! Enjoy your new cowl.

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Free knitting cowl pattern in 3 sizes, toddler, child, and adult. Amazing texture with fun little bobbles all over the scarf.

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