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Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy
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Copley Square Cowl

from Lisa McFetridge
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Copley Square Cowl
Copley Square Cowl
Copley Square Cowl
Copley Square Cowl
Copley Square Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and Purl
  • Knit in the Round

Pattern Description:

Copley Square, Boston is one of my favorite places on earth. To me it is the heart of Boston. And one of the windiest places I've ever walked through in winter. This is my favorite cowl ever, a cowl that is pretty and lacy, but warm too. About one third of the cowl is my favorite lace, Snowdrop, the rest of the cowl is Moss Stitch. Both are lovely but simple stitches. A cowl that is all lace won't keep my neck warm. A cowl that is just solid isn't quite pretty enough. The lace shows in the front of the cowl giving an elegant facade, while the moss stitch gives warmth and looks nice from both sides. This cowl is the best of both worlds, pretty and practical and easy to knit. MadelineTosh Vintage is used in the photos, but any worsted weight wool, or DK weight cotton for spring, will work nicely.

Three sizes: Short, Medium (pictured) and XL. The Medium wraps twice around the neck with extra length for a nice drape.

Gauge: 16 sts = 4 ins in blocked Moss Stitch on larger needles.
Finished Circumference: approximately 34 (44, 54 ) ins after blocking, 7 ins wide
Materials: 200, (270, 330) yds MadelineTosh Vintage (Bloomsbury shown)
or any soft worsted weight wool.
Seam needle
US Size 7 and 8, 29 in (or larger) circular needles
or size needed to obtain gauge.


16 sts = 4 ins in blocked Moss St.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 34, 44, 54 inches circumference


  • 200 - 330 yards worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 and 8 Circular needles

Suggested yarn:

330 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh Vintage