Drop Stitch Cowl


So, I’m just a few short weeks away from delivering baby #4 and I have some big time nesting going on. My desire to clean and craft have sky-rocketed in the last month or so. I’m thinking about all the things I won’t be able to do when the baby comes and I’m sure cleaning and crafting are two of those things…and probably blogging for awhile!

I’ve been taking advantage of my energy bursts to start knitting cowls for Christmas presents! This pattern works up in 3-5 hours tops, including lots of stops and starts if your ability to fit stitching time in is anything like mine. The only trick is making sure you know when to purl your stitches and when to drop the YO every time you repeat Round #6. I just make sure I make good use of a stitch marker and when I start working Round 6, I purl the first stitch, drop the two off the needle from the YO, purl the next stitch, etc.

For review, I found a good YouTube video that went over yarn overs again because I hadn’t done them in awhile:

How To Do a Yarn Over

This pattern was given to me by a friend, it’s not an original…


  • 6 oz super bulky yarn or approx. 110 yards
  • Size 15 20″ circular needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry Needle

Cast one 47 stitches for working in the round. Knit the first two stitches together (46 stitches). Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Set up Round: Purl

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Purl

Round 3: Knit

Round 4: Purl

Round 5: Knit 1, YO twice repeat all the way around

Round 6: Purl around dropping the YO without working them

**Repeat Rounds 1-6 4 more times*

Then knit rounds 1-4 (if you’re running out of yarn just knit 1-2 or 3 and then bind off loosely, weaving in ends with tapestry needle.

Reference Book:



It’s fun to see how different yarns work up to create different looks!

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Hope you get some time to work your needles as the weather cools!





  1. It’s beautiful! Good job Koala 😉