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Outlander Claire Cowl

Difficulty level: * Beginner

Free Cowl Knitting Pattern

This easy-to-knit cowl was inspired by the cowl worn by Claire from the popular Starz TV series Outlander. I've been a long-time fan of the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon, and so I was super excited when I heard that Starz TV was making an adaptation of it. I knew I had to try and make my own version of the cowl as soon as I laid eyes on it. Here is the result of that effort.

Finished size: about 8" (20 cm) high and 52" (130 cm) circumference length

Materials: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep (affiliate link) Company super bulky yarn (85% wool/15% mohair) 125 yards (114 m) / 113 gr - 2 skeins

Needles: US 19 (15 mm) straight needles

Gauge is not important.


The cowl is knitted using 2 strands of yarn.

Cast on 16 sts. Knit all rows until the length of the piece is 52" (130 cm). Bind off.
Sew the short sides together.


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Poster: Sharon Estes
July 21, 2015

Would love to see this Cowl sized
down to fit an American Girl Doll.
Also some other Outlander inspired
clothing for American Girl Dolls
Thanks so much for the pattern
Poster: pat
August 14, 2021

Why cant you? Just use thinner yarn, and smaller needles! Just like your teacher taught you!
Poster: Lillian Sauve
January 22, 2015

Hi: This cowl is lovely. Thankyou.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
April 22, 2015

The color is M-260 Cafe au Lait.
Poster: Judy M.
April 4, 2015

Can you identify the specific Lamb's Pride yarn colors you used? They capture the tones of a Scottish meadow, pales and deeps in harmony. Perhaps that is what you intended. Beautiful palette!
Poster: Tess
March 19, 2015

Thank you for the pattern. What color is your yarn?
Poster: Bonnie
January 21, 2015

Love this striking cowl! The first glance takes me to the snowy forest for
a walk in the pure, cold silence and shimmer.
Poster: nedo
December 27, 2014

think you

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