Collins Brook Cowl

from Elizabeth Smith

Collins Brook Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Collins Brook Cowl
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

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"

About Designer

About Designer

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Iím 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 are seamless and many are knit from the top-down. They are written with the beginner knitter in mind, providing lots of detailed instructions. I provide pattern support for all my designs so feel free ...

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