Free Cowl Pattern + Crazy Skein Cowl Kits!

Shepherds Wool Crazy

Do you remember when I last got a shipment of these guys? These one-of-a-kind skeins that are oh-so-delicious? You went nuts for them. And I sold out pretty darn fast.

I promised I’d get some more in the shop. (And I did! Keep reading!)

But some of you weren’t sure what do to with them.

Of course, you can do anything you want with them! I’ve knit a shawl with this yarn, I’ve made hats. Really, take any pattern you want, use this yarn, and it’ll be an amazing, stripey version that you’ll love. But some of you want a pattern.

Okay, no problem!

Free Download: Either Way Cowl Pattern


I wrote up a quickie pattern for you that shows off the wonderful texture and colors in this yarn.

Either Way Cowl

It’s a free pattern, and you can download the pdf, here.

Why is it called ‘Either Way Cowl’? Because I’m showing you two different ways to knit a cowl! Try the ‘easiest way’ if you’re new to knitting or want a really simple project! If you have some knitting experience under you’re belt, then ‘try this way’ and watch my provisional cast-on video for help!

cowl freshstitches
‘Try this way’ version shown.

Kits Available


Okay, so now you have your pattern. I bet you want the yarn, too, right?

Duo of Shepherds Wool Crazy freshstitches

I’ve put together Shepherds Wool Crazy Skein Cowl Kits (say that three times, fast!) so you can make this amazing cowl for yourself!

Each kit contains 2 skeins of coordinating Crazy yarn (or 4 skeins… check out the limited number of Deluxe Kits) and a circular needle.

FreshStitches cowl kit

I’ve paired each skein of yarn myself. These are one-of-a-kind skeins, and you never know what colors each one will contain! This time around, you can pick a color, and that color will be the connective thread in both skeins. That doesn’t mean the skein will be mostly that color, but it’ll be there. The mystery is part of the fun!

Ready for some Crazy fun?


Head on over to the Crazy Cowl Kit page and grab your kit, now!

If your favorite color is sold out, join the waitlist to be notified when it’s back in stock! I’ll be adding more, soon!

cowl freshstitches

And then download your Either Way Cowl Pattern and pick your way!

I can’t wait to see yours!

4 replies on “Free Cowl Pattern + Crazy Skein Cowl Kits!

  • Kirsten

    This is Super Cute and Easy. I must have 50 skeins of Fingering and DK weight Multi Colored of Patterned Yarn and never know what to do with it. Every time I look for something, I either have to little or not quit enough. It’s frustrating. I know I can just wing it but there are times, that at the end of a day, you just don’t want to have to think that much and this fills the bill! I think it will make a wonderful dent in my stash and Christmas presents to all on my list including men! Thanks Stacy!

  • Kirsten

    Hey Stacy,

    You’ve just given me the means to reduce my Stash and fill my Christmas gift list. I always seem to have one or two skeins of a yearn I just couldn’t live without, but could never figure out what to make. Or I never had enough yarn or to little for a pattern I fell in love with. Now I can just cast on and click away! You always seem to come out of nowhere, with just what I need or am looking for…Hope the Little Family is toot-a-ling along and all are well. Thanks again for another great idea!

    • Stacey

      I’m so excited you’ve seen the possibilities of this cowl! It’s a great stash-buster! You might even want to take two crazy contrasting skeins and alternate stripes (2 rows of color 1, 2 rows of color 2…)!
      Things are going great with the family- thank you :)

  • Carrie

    Hi! I love this cowl! BUT, I’m not a knitter :( Is there a cowl or scarf pattern you would recommend for crochet? I still have the two skeins of this that I ordered from you last year, and I’m dying to make something with it. But I haven’t yet because I keep waiting on the perfect project!

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