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I’m Elizabeth Smith and designing knitting patterns is my passion. I strive to create simple, modern designs and write patterns for them that are easy to follow and fun to knit. Most of my patterns ...

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Collins Brook Cowl

from Elizabeth Smith
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Collins Brook Cowl
Collins Brook Cowl
Collins Brook Cowl
Collins Brook Cowl
Collins Brook Cowl
Collins Brook Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cast on
  • Bind off
  • Knitting in the round
  • Basic pattern reading skills

Pattern Description:

Named after the brook that zig-zags behind my home in Maine, Collins Brook Cowl is a versatile worsted-weight cowl pattern that is knit in the round and features an easy zig-zag lace stitch pattern.

This cowl can be created and worn in multiple ways:
* Long version can be worn simply draped around the neck or wrapped twice around your neck
* Short version can be worn around the neck or a button closure can be used for a closer fit

Never done any kind of simple lace work before? This pattern is a great choice for lace newbies and provides a good introduction into a couple of the most basic techniques that you'll find with lace work.


4.5 stitches & 8 rows = 1" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 23" (47") circumference x 6" height


  • Yarn: Approx. 105 (210) yds worsted-weight yarn, shown in Rios by Malabrigo (100% Merino; 100g = 210 yds, color = Sunset), 1 skein.
  • Needles: US 8 / 24" (32") circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
  • Optional: 1/2" - ⅝" button

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo "Rios"