Pattern: Thanks, It Has Pockets! Cowl


This infinity scarf pattern takes clever advantage of how double knitting works to include handy zipped pockets! In the large sections of solid colours, the two layers of the cowl lie separate from each other, which creates the pockets. But in between these solid parts are multicoloured sections which bind the two layers together and separate the pockets from each other. So you can put stuff into the pockets, confident that it’s going to stay put, and not slide all around the inside of the cowl and get lost! (Although small things like coins could get a little stuck, so you may want to avoid putting those inside.)

To wear: whether you want it draped from your neck in a single loop, or wrapped twice or three times around for super-warmth, make sure that the zippered pockets are facing up, so that nothing falls out when you unzip them!


  • One size fits most. Finished measurements: circumference 66”, height 5.5”

Skills required

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • Working in the round
  • Chart reading
  • Double knitting techniques (explained in pattern)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Sport weight, 263-270 yards of each colour - model shown used 96.5g of Bergère de France "Idéal", 40% wool/30% acrylic/30% nylon, 136yds/50g, colour #20307 Brouilly, and 79g of StahlSche Wolle "Sport Line", 50% wool/50% acrylic, 164yds/50g, colour 12350
  • Needles: 32” to 60” 3.5mm circular or size needed to achieve gauge
  • Twelve (12) stitch markers: one unique for marking rounds
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Two (2) 7” zippers
  • Sewing thread in two colours, to match yarn colours
  • Sewing needle


  • 39 sts (19.5 per side) and 27 rows = 4” in double knitting stocking stitch on 3.5mm needles

1 comment:

Tessa said...

Oh, this is genius!