My First Basketweave Cowl with Marly Bird

Welcome to My First with Marly Bird! Each month Marly will teach you a new crocheting or knitting project. These projects are designed to make you comfortable as you transition between learning the stitches and making a project. Every design has a written pattern and a step-by-step video tutorial to follow along.

This month we’re featuring a basketweave knit cowl. Download the free pattern, buy the supplies for it from, then watch Marly’s videos to learn how to make them!

The cowl is knit using a common stitch pattern, and the soft cowl can be worn around your neck or over your head for additional warm. The Soft yarn drapes wonderfully and is easy to wash.

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2 thoughts on “My First Basketweave Cowl with Marly Bird

  1. Brit

    How many stitches do you cast on if only using one skein of Red Heart Soft?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Brit, Thank you for your question. One ball of Soft will not give you enough yarn to make a similar cowl; it will be much smaller. If you are using multiple balls of Soft but only one strand at a time, you will have to figure out your gauge and adjust the number of cast on stitches based on that to make the same circumference.

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