Meaning “plough” in Scots, Pleuch is a simple but fun cowl pattern designed to show off any yarn to its best! The cowl features two textured garter stitch columns running up the sides of the cowl. The cowl decreases towards the top edge for a close fitting finish. Perfect for keeping you cosy and keeping the wind out. Combine with the matching hat and fingerless mitts to stay cosy all around!

The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian Cast-On for the brim. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos.

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Pattern Details


  • 183 (225) m (200 (245) yds) of Eden Cottage Yarns Brimham DK (85% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 245 yds/100g) in Pollen
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 50 cm (20”) or DPNs
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


23 stitches and 32 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

Child Circumference bottom/top: 52 cm (21”)/40 cm (16”) Height: 20.5 cm (8”)

Adult Circumference bottom/top: 61 cm (24.5”)/47 cm (19”) Height: 22.5 cm (9”)

To see the cowl in other sizes and colours check out my testers projects!

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