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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Cowl for Winter Walks

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cowl for Winter Walks
Cowl for Winter Walks
Cowl for Winter Walks
Cowl for Winter Walks
Cowl for Winter Walks
Cowl for Winter Walks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of working YOs, ssk, k2tog,

Pattern Description:

Perfect for keeping cozy on long winter walks, this stunning heavy-worsted-weight cowl has a graceful, meandering lace pattern that works its way around the cowl. The garter edge keeps the cowl from curling, ensuring a warm winter walk.

Shown here in Cascade's 220 Superwash Aran (a heavy-worsted merino wool), this cowl knits up quickly.

Directions are charted and row-by-row.

You'll be working this cowl flat (and then seaming the back neck) so either circs or straight needles may be used.

So get knitting before Father Winter comes calling, you may even have time to knit a few for gifts.


12sts x 15rws = 4" stockinette, worked flat and blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • shown size - 10/5 x 28 inches around
  • directions are also given for a longer cowl -- 10.5 x 49 inches around


  • approx 150 yards of a heavy-worsted (Aran weight) wool or wool blend (sample used one skein of Cascade's 220 Superwash Aran)
  • US #10 (either straights or circs)
  • stitch markers (2)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends and sew back neck seam

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade's 220 Superwash Aran


bright turquoise/teal