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Annabella Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Annabella Cowl
Annabella Cowl Vanna's Choice with garter border
Annabella Cowl Merino Silk with no border
Annabella Cowl Merino Silk with no border
Annabella Cowl Merino Silk with no border

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, sssk or k3tog, yo, sl, cast on, cast off (bind off), knit in the round, stitch markers, count to 20

Pattern Description:

A pretty lace and cabled cowl, worked in the round from the bottom up. The lace design itself was used in our Annabella Dress, which featured in Knit Now Magazine, hence the name.

I'll be releasing the pattern for the matching hat, wristers and longer version of the cowl within a few days.

It's easily memorized for those used to knitting lace and simple enough for the adventurous beginner who can work from either charts or written instructions.

Ideal to use up leftovers of luxury yarns to match to a favourite sweater, or choose a colour to contrast with your Winter coat. The merino silk was used for the sample and is super soft, the yarn contains a small amount of cashmere and you can feel the difference.

I'm sure Vanna's Choice would work equally well, as would Cotton-Ease or Pantino for Summer evenings or those who can't wear wool.


22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Lace pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 22" (44") circumference


  • US 8 - 5.0 mm 16" circular needle. 200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m) worsted yarn

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Austermann Merino Silk, Lion Brand Vanna's Choice, Austermann Alpaca Silk, any worsted merino / silk blend


Pale Grey
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I always have some knitting with me and love to play with yarn. I've had patterns published in a UK magazine called Knit Now and I'm hoping to expand to other publications and do more ...

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