VanessaKnits Knitting PATTERN - Snow Leopard Cowl / Lion Brand / Animal Print / Reversible Colorwork / Level: Intermediate


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Pattern Type: Knitting


Skills needed:
Knitting basics (casting on, knitting with two colors, provisional cast on, Kitchener stitch seaming). Links to video tutorials are included.

When you want to level up your wardrobe with a bit of flare, cast on a Snow Leopard Cowl. This lightweight (yet warm) baby alpaca cowl is luxurious on the skin. In natural and charcoal it is classic, but choose non-traditional colors for a funky twist.

Full knit kits are available for purchase from Lion Brand Yarn:

One Size

30 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette

6 balls (3 of each color) of LB Collection 100% Baby Alpaca yarn - 876 yards (300g) total DK weight
Colors used in sample: Natural (C1) & Charcoal (C2)
Yarn available here:

US Size 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge) AND another size 4 circular needle (or similar size) for grafting

Size G (4mm) crochet hook (or similar size), fingering or DK weight scrap yarn, 2 locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors

I would love to see your in-progress and finished Snow Leopard Cowl on Instagram. Tag @vanessaknits #vanessaknits and #snowleopardcowl so I can see your unique work — I may even feature your photos! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at vanessaknits [!at] Happy knitting and THANK YOU so much for your support!


This pattern features standard knitting terms, pattern notes and written instructions to help you along the way. It is intended for those familiar with the basics of knitting and thus, not meant to be a tutorial.

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Due to their digital nature, all patterns are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded. If you have any questions along the way, please contact me. I'm happy to help! Patterns are written in English.

Notice: All rights reserved. You may sell the finished item in small quantities with proper pattern credit given to VanessaKnits. Rewriting, reselling, distributing or copying this pattern or my photos are all prohibited.

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