Knit tubular with straight needles

What to do when you need a cowl and all you have is straight needles? I'm going to show you that in this tutorial.

Knit tubular with straight needles


100 g of bulky and soft yarn, for example Berreco Ultra Alpaca


a set of 2 straight needles 

7 mm (or 10.75 US)



Special Skills needed


What you do need to know 

To make this cowl, all you need to know about knitting is how to knit flat,
BO = Bind off
CO = Cast on
K = Knit
P = Purl
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Sl = Slip
Ssk = Slip, slip, knit

When you don’t have circulars or double pointed needles at hand, or they are caught up in some other project you need to do this.


Cast on a hand full of stitches, approximately as wide as 1/3 of the height of the cowl you want.

Knit in your preferable pattern, with an outside and inside.

When you have a piece as long as you want the width of the cowl to be start knitting together the last stitch of the round with the first stitch of the first round.

Here’s a helpful video.

Continue in this pattern and you will soon see hat the tube is really real.

When the cowl is long enough, start decreasing the first stitch of every right side row until there’s only 2 stitches left. Knit these two together and your done! 


Easy peasy!


If you still want more specific instructions I suggest you purchase the pattern for the Cyclone Cowl.

Cyclone Cowl

Where can I purchase the whole pattern?




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