While planning on this pattern, I had 2 goals that I wanted to meet.
- Use only the left over yarn from the Riverbend Beanie pattern.
- Make it complement the Riverbend Beanie.
Hence the creation of this Riverbend Drawstring Cowl. Depending on your gauge and tension, your left over yarn may or may not be enough for the cowl. So it is best to have another skein of Red Heart Unforgettable available, as a standby. Mine is in colorway Sugarcane.
At first the design was for a standard cowl but it morphed into the current drawstring design. I still kept the same knit cabling design on the main body of the cowl, so as to match the Riverbend Beanie. However, I was left with enough yarn to make a cord long enough to go around the top of the cowl. For the cord, I just used a crochet hook to make chains. If you have long enough yarn left, you can choose to make any type of cord that you prefer.
So there you have it. A drawstring cowl! I really love how it looks on and since the drawstring’s knot is not fixed, it is easy to loosen or tighten it up around the neck for comfort.
If you have never knitted cables before, do not be intimated by this pattern. The cables here are easy and beginners should have no problem following the pattern.
Ready to start on your Riverbend Drawstring Cowl?
Click here for the free pattern.
I would love to see your finished cowl. So please tag me on your photos when you post them on social media. Happy Knitting!