Looking for a free knitting pattern for a cozy and snuggly but still elegant cowl? Høst is available as a free download here and on Ravelry.

Høst is the Danish word for harvest or fall – it has both meanings. It’s also the name of my new knitting pattern – a cowl perfect to keep you warm for fall.

HØST - a free knitting pattern

HØST is available as a free pattern.

Cowls are for fall

The temperature has certainly dropped here in Denmark, and after an extremely warm and dry summer, I guess many of us are ready for some cooler weather – at least I am. Now is the perfect time to cover yourself in wooly accessories.

Høst is a simple and elegant knit with i-cord details and what I like most about this cowl is that you can wear both under and over a jacket. There is no excess fabric in the way, which means you can close the jacket over the cowl. The top of the cowl can be worn both as it is and folded as shown here.

HØST – find the pattern on the Free Knitting Patterns page.

A luxury yarn with the perfect natural fiber blend

The yarn I used for this cowl is quite special to me, as I bought it when visiting Montreal, Canada this spring. I remember seeing it and thinking this is perfect for a knitted fall accessory. The yarn is Acadia from The Fibre Company and it’s so soft yet rustic looking due to the fiber blend merino, alpaca and silk. To me, the color tones of this yarn are just the epitome of fall. It has orange, brown and golden tones and the yarn is perfect to wear right next to your skin.

The cowl takes up two skeins of Acadia, but you can use whatever DK-weight yarn that you prefer, or have in your stash. The cowl is knitted bottom up, and the instructions for the i-cord cast on and the i-cord bind off are included in the pattern.

Do you want to knit this? Get the free knitting pattern

You can get the free knitting pattern here.

If you have any comment or feedback on this pattern, please do let me know in the comments. Are you planning to knit this? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.