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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chou

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on

Pattern Description:

Chou is an eternity loop cowl knit in the round. It can be worn as either a long loop around your neck or it can be doubled for warmth. It is also easily modified to create a shorter and/or wider cowl. With both charts and written instructions, knitters are able to choose the most comfortable way to follow the pattern.

I knit the sample shown using a skein of Twisted Fiber Art's Arial Evolution in "Mon Petit Chou" which translates to "My Little Cabbage". As soon as I had this skein in hand, I knew that I wanted to evoke the curvy leaves of a cabbage and hope that you can see it in the lace.

The pattern will shine in any yarn you choose but if you need some "Mon Petit Chou" of your own, please check out Twisted Fiber Art at:


25 sts/37 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 5 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 59" around by 6" tall


  • Approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • Sample Shown in:
  • Twisted Fiber Art Arial Evolution 100% merino with 340 yards/70 grams - used approx. 350 yards/72 grams
  • 1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch marker for marking beginning of round