Snelle Annabelle



Snelle Annabelle

(Dutch for: Fast Annabelle)

This cowl was designed for Thelma Egberts’ eldest daughter, who’s always cold, even in summer. She requested a very bulky cowl that she could wrap around her neck two or three times. Although this required an very long long project, she got it two days later already. The very bulky yarn and the easy to follow leaf stitch pattern make this a very fast knit. 

Scarf in picture measures bout 180 cm long/ 32 cm wide (at widest point of leaves) (70,9 inch long and 12,6 inch wide) (see remarks and tips about sizing below).

cheepjes, Peru [80% microfaser, 20% alpaca; 82 yd/75 m per 100g skein]; color: grey 060; 3 skeins. Gauge according to yarn label: 10 sts x 17 rows = 4 inch/10 cm.  

1 set(s) US #13/9mm straight needles

(1 extra needle for 3-needle bind off) 

CO: cast on
BO: bind off
K: knit
: purl
K3tog: knit 3 s together
Yo: yarn over
Sk2p: slip 1s, knit 2s tog, and pass slipped stitch over


Cast on 26 sts. (If you want, use provisional cast on so you can connect scarf end by 3-needle bind off. Here you’ll find a great tutorial for provisional cast on: ).

Row 1: k21, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k1,

Row 2 and all even rows: purl all sts and yo’s

Row 3: k19, k3tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2,

Row 5: k17, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3,

Row 7: k15, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4,

Row 9: k13, k3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5,

Row 11: k11, k3tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k6,

Row 13: k9, k3tog, k6, yo, k1, yo, k7,

Row 15: k7, k3tog, k7, yo, k1, yo, k8,

Row 17: k5, k3tog, k8, yo, k1, yo, k9,


Row 19: k1, yo, k1, yo, sk2p, k21,

Row 21: k2, yo, k1, yo, k1, sk2p, k19,

Row 23: k3, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k17,

Row 25: k4, yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k15,

Row 27:k5, yo, k1, yo, k4, sk2p, k13,

Row 29: k6, yo, k1, yo, k5, sk2p, k11,

Row 31: k7, yo, k1, yo, k6, sk2p, k9,

Row 33: k8, yo, k1, yo, k7, sk2p, k7,

Row 35: k9, yo, k1, yo, k8, sk2p, k5,  

Repeat rows 1 – 36 at least three more times (8 leaves). Work extra repeat to require the length you prefer.  


Chart voor Snelle Annabelle
Chart contains of one right leaf and one left leaf, over 26 sts and 36 rows
Chart was made with:



If you used provisional cast on, connect scarf ends by using 3-needles bind off. If not, BO all sts and sew/graft scarf ends together. Be careful not to twist. Weave in yarn ends. 

Tips about sizing:
- Size of the cowl is based on the designer’s loose knitting style.

- Yarn label gauge will result in a slightly less wide, less long cowl. Other yarns may also result in less wide, less long cowl. Usually this is no problem.

- You can lengthen your cowl by working more (full) pattern repeats.

- You can make a wider scarf by casting on more stitches (even number). Work in line with the pattern and start second leaf (like in unaltered pattern row 17) when you have 5 sts left before decrease stitch.

- Cowl of 180 cm can be wrapped around a neck three times. 120 cm is a sufficient lenght if you want to wrap it 2 times.

Tips about yarn:
- Using very bulky yarn is preferred. (Much) smaller yarns may result in edges that roll too much.

- You can use smaller yarn and take it double (or triple). But take care; Snelle Annabelle may gain too much weight that way.

Some alternative yarns used by other knitters who made Snelle Annabelle 
(not equal in gauge): Scheepjes, Highland; Drops, Eskimo; HWS Markoma, Fonda. 


1 This pattern was designed by Thelma Egberts and published at If you sell projects made of this pattern, add a tag mentioning her name and web adress.


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