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Zig Zag Zig Cowls


Call it a circle, infinity, loop or cowl scarf, one thing is certain, it’s definitely the time for knitting them! Cowls are the stylish accessory that will ward off the cold and bring cheer and warmth to the folks on your holiday gift list.

Our Zig Zag Zig cowls in Debbie Bliss’s Winter Garden use a simple, graphic lace stitch. There are 1 and 2 skein versions, both of which knit up in a jiffy!


Winter Garden yarn is a departure for Debbie Bliss. Unlike her usual smooth yarns for classic knitting, Winter Garden is a highly textured, colorful bulky blend of merino, baby llama, linen, and silk.


Winter Garden is soft to the touch, and feels fantastic to knit. I absolutely love the tiny flecks of contrasting colors spun into the yarn. The lace stitch keeps the project interesting and the one skein version knit up in just one evening!

Give our Zig Zag Zig Cowl a try using our free pattern. We used the Jade colorway for our short cowl and Gold & Copper for the long version. Enjoy!



Small (Large)
7.5 inches deep with 26 inch circumference (6 inches deep with 60 inch circumference).

Debbie Bliss Winter Garden (30% merino wool, 30% baby llama, 20% linen, 20% silk; 109 yards/ 100 grams): 1 (2) hanks. For large size, each hank can be in a different color.

40-inch US10.5 circular needle.
Darning needle.

Cast on 72 (180) sts. Join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.

K1, P1 for 4 rounds.

Round 1 and all odd rounds: Knit.
Rounds 2, 4, 6: *YO, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rounds 8, 10, 12: *SSK, yo; rep from * to end.

For small size only.
Rep rounds 1-12 two times.

For large size only.
Work rounds 1-9 in color A.
Change to Color B and work rounds 10-12 then 1-7.

For both sizes.
K1, P1 for 4 rounds.

BO in pattern.
Weave in ends and enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Zig Zag Zig Cowls

  1. Great design. Thank you!

  2. Love the colors and pattern!

  3. Thanks, Charlene! Enjoy!

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