Foolproof* from Inspiration Knits

In Stock for $5.75

Foolproof* from Inspiration Knits
Legend: Physical Scale

How about a cowl with no casting on & no binding off?

It’s made in rows but ends up all in one piece. There’s no knitting in the round, no sewing, no grafting, no provisional cast-on, no picking up stitches. Promise.

You can make it to your own custom size, in your own choice of yarn without having to make a tension square. No kidding.

No purling, no knitting. Oh, wait, just joking - there is knitting - it’s garter stitch - with funky stripes and some easy intermediate increasing & decreasing.

It’s an intriguing construction; a real mystery.

Options This is a flexible pattern. You can go for the “Free Spirits” option to knit from any yarn. BUT I know not every knitter wants to decide everything, right? So, there is a fully designed “Inspiration Stripe” option in two sizes - you just follow the “clues” with the suggested yarn.

Free Spirits Need to bust some stash? “Free spirits” can choose your own size, yarn and stripes. Guidance is given on cowl sizes, and on yarn quantities from fingering to super-bulky. No, you don’t need that gauge square.


  • M: 25cm/10” x 120cm/48” around, to wear loosely in spring or twist up double for warmth.

  • L: 30cm/12” x 150cm/60” around, oversized to drape around shoulders, or twisted double or even tripled.


  • Medium Size (purple & cream colored sample)

    • 300 yards main color

    • 340 yards contrast color

    • US 5 (3.75 mm) 32" circular

  • Large Size (Shown in 2 shades of purple)

    • 382 yards main color

    • 382 yards contrast color

    • US 7 (4.5 mm) 32 circular needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Stitch holder

Note: This pattern will be emailed to you in pdf form, when we process your order.

We currently have 6 in stock and available — we first started selling this in December 2013.
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