Dustland Cowl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This cozy cowl is knit in the round and seamed together with a half twist for a moebius style tube. The textured fabric is easy to knit, making this project suitable for beginner knitters. Choose between a small and large size and select a solid or semi-solid color to emphasize the textured stitch details. You can easily customize the length of the fabric by knitting more or fewer pattern repeats to achieve a size that’s perfect for you. This pattern is written for sport weight yarn, but fingering and DK weight yarns would be suitable for this cowl as well.

  • Sizes
    Small [Large]

    The small size is a tube that goes around the neck. The large size is a moebius-style scarf that wraps around your neck.

    Finished Measurements

    24 [46]″ / 61 [117]cm circumference. 20 [20]″ / 51 [51]cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.


    Sport weight

    You can use fingering weight for a lighter fabric or DK weight for a heavier fabric. The length of your knitting is customizable. A fingering weight version may result in a cowl with less width. A DK weight version may result in a cowl with more width. If you select a fingering or DK weight yarn, then use a needle size that you like with that yarn weight. I recommend aiming for a fabric that is not too loose or drapey, so the fabric has a firm structure to it.


    Approximately 500 [1000]yds / 457 [914]m


    US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge Magic loop method is used for knitting in the round.



    1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

    22 sts & 34 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in pattern after blocking Stitch gauge is most important, because the length is customizable. So, if you just knit a plain moss stitch swatch, that will be a reliable gauge swatch. Swatch Instructions CO 30 sts. Row 1: (K1, p1) to end of row. Row 2: (K1, p1) to end of row. Row 3: (P1, k1) to end of row. Row 4: (P1, k1) to end of row. Repeat last 4 rows until your swatch reaches your desired size.

  • De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merino Wool; 202yds / 185m per 50g ball)

    The Small Size is shown in the Printemps (green) colorway.
    The Large Size is shown in the Biche (sand) colorway.