Buttoned Slip-Stitch Cowl
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Buttoned Slip-Stitch Cowl

Buttoned cowls are so cute and cozy. Match them with your favorite woolen socks and legwarmers for a comfy and warm day.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Dewdrops™ Yarn – Turquoise (1 Skein)
  • Straight or Circular Needles, Size US 13 / 9mm
  • Buttons, 5/8" (4)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Casting On:
Begin by casting on 21 stitches.
Row 1(RS): Slip the first stitch, *P1, K1* to end.
Row 2 (WS): Slip the first stitch, *K1, P1* to end.

Begin Slipped Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: Slip the first stitch kwise, *P1, Sl1 kwise* to last st, k1.”
Row 2: Slip the first stitch kwise, *K1, P1* to end.
Continue in Slipped Stitch pattern for 65 rows, or until cowl measures 17" from cast on row, ending ready to start a RS row.

Row 1 (RS): Slip the first stitch kwise, P1, K1, P1, yo, *(P1, K1) twice, P1, yo* repeat until 2 stitches remain, yo, K1, P1 to create 4 buttonholes total.
Row 2 (WS): Slip the first stitch kwise, *K1, P1* to end.

Cast off and weave in your ends. Sew the buttons evenly spaced on the cast-on edge to match up with the button holes on the cast-off edge.


A quick-knit buttoned cowl with slipped stitch rib. Abbreviations: K: knit P: purl Sl1 kwise: slip the stitch from the left to right needle as if to knit yo: yarn over, wrapping the yarn around the right needle Gauge: 7 stitches x 16 rows in stockinette stitch over 4"