Your Cart

Palindrome Cowl

On Sale
Pay what you want: (minimum €7.50)
Added to cart


This is an accessory you can’t wear backwards! Palindrome Cowl is an infinity cowl with no beginning and no end. Worked in buttery aran-weight merino this cowl is the perfect quick-to-knit project you can finish in a weekend. Massive color blocks and two-row stripes make it a versatile, unisex accessory. Change the look by choosing three colors with as much or as little contrast between them as you like.

The cowl is worked in soothing garter stitch with built-in i-cord edges for a finished look. The cowl begins with a provisional cast-on; the two ends are grafted together with Kitchener stitch to form a perfectly invisible join.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. This pattern is so simple only written instructions are needed.

Share your project with the hashtags #⁠palindromecowl and #⁠talviknits.


  • Width: approx. 20 cm / 8”
  • Circumference: approx. 120 cm / 48”



  • Sandnes Garn Lun Ull (100% single-ply merino wool, 80 m/50 g, 89 yd/1.76 oz), 3 colors
  • Or aran-weight yarn, 3 colors, approx. 80–100 m / 90–110 yd each
The sample cowls are knitted in the following colors:

Cool colors
  • C1: #1002 white, 1 skein
  • C2: #7512 mint green, 1 skein
  • C3: #1099 black, 1 skein
Warm colors
  • C1: #7620 light gray, 1 skein
  • C2: #2024 maize, 1 skein
  • C3: #5072 dark purple, 1 skein


  • 5.5 mm / US #9 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)


  • Waste yarn, spare needle or cable for provisional cast-on
  • 1 locking stitch marker
  • Spare needle or needle tip for knitted Kitchener stitch
  • Darning needle


13 sts × 26 rows (13 garter ridges) = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch, blocked


The pattern uses the following techniques: provisional cast-on, garter stitch, built-in i-cord edges, and grafting in pattern using knitted Kitchener stitch.


You will get the following files:
  • PDF (495KB)
  • PDF (497KB)

Customer Reviews

There are no reviews yet.