The Winterfell Cowl

IMG_4389As the Stark family is known to say, “Winter is coming.” Well, in the land of direwolves and white walkers it is. In reality, the crocuses are blooming and the days are getting longer. What a relief! Spring has sprung, but that won’t stop us from snuggling into cozy fabrics until the sun is here to stay.

I am a huge George R.R. Martin fan and yes that’s me posing above. I’m pretending to be  Arya Stark bundled up against the biting winds  of the Winterfell Castle. If only!  Okay, okay nerd alert, I know.. :)

Speaking of Game of Thrones, the newest instalment of the HBO and fantasy novel series will be hitting the airwaves March 31st. I can’t wait for Game of Thrones Season 3 to begin! Here’s a sneak preview:

Are you a Game of Thrones fan too? Do you have the jitters like me? I’m excited to see more of Danaerys’s Dragons and the War on Westeros in Season 3.

The Winterfell Cowl

Here is a simple cowl pattern I crafted so that all you scarf-lovers out there can make your own woollen scarf-snuggly and pretend you’re a Wildling woman as well.  The pattern is dead easy. All you need to do is knit the garter stitch row by row and soon enough you’ll have the longest, most luxurious scarf to call your own. Wrap it around your neck to ward off an early morning chill or wear it simply  because you need some extra coziness in your day.

Here’s my free Winterfell Scarf PDF pattern gift for you:

Project Photography and Model Shots:


Don’t you love the soft, dove grey and charcoal blend of this wool? For some reason, there’s something so comforting about greys, don’t you think?

Cowls are so versatile.

As an accessory, there are endless possibilities for how to wear them and all cowl styles keep you equally snuggled and bundled!


You can swoop them over your head like Maid Marian would.


You can wear them in a long drapey loop….


Or wrap them in a tight knot around your neck. Whatever you fancy!

I hope this post has inspired you to pull out your knitting needles and whip up this luxurious,  silky-soft garment. This pattern is the easiest ever! I kept things basic so that even the newest knitter can easily craft this cowl. The most challenging part of the Winterfell Cowl is choosing one of the infinite options of gorgeous yarns out there!

I promise you will enjoy knitting every stitch of this lovely garment. Even the process of winding the wool over your fingers while knitting this cowl is incredibly heavenly. Now skedaddle on out to your local knit shop, and get on knitting little one!



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About Blue Owl Treats

Welcome! I am Heather, a musician, baker, and teacher living in beautiful Vancouver, BC! I use this blog to share my love for baking and the odd DIY or crafting project. Enjoy!
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5 Responses to The Winterfell Cowl

  1. JeanCole says:

    This is beautiful. I’m thinking about using size 7 needles for the pattern meaning it will be 5 STS to 1 inch. Do you think it will make a huge difference?

    • Thank you Jean Cole! It may make a difference for the width of your cowl (25 sts on size 7 will make for a smaller row length). If you want to have a similar width to this cowl, just add more sts to your row. :) I hope you enjoy knitting!

      • JeanCole says:

        Thank you! I will try it and let you know how it goes. Like all knitters I have several projects unfinished and balls of yarn littering my room. lol. You’ve been on wordpress for awhile, do you know of any blogs for male knitters?

  2. I stumbled across this blog not too long ago and laughed. Great name!- it’s not a WordPress blog, but it sounds like a great resource for someone like you who’s interested in the male knitting community :)

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