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Victoria, BC Canada

I'm a knitting and sewing pattern designer, author/publisher, blogger, wife, and mom to two daughters. I am happily living a handmade life near the ocean on Vancouver Island.

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Downton Cowl Pattern

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Downton Cowl Pattern
Downton Cowl Pattern
Downton Cowl Pattern
Downton Cowl Pattern
Downton Cowl Pattern
Downton Cowl Pattern

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • read pattern instructrions
  • basic increases
  • basic decreases
  • brief knowledge of lace knitting

Pattern Description:

A romantic yet modern lace cowl that's perfect for showing off that gorgeous hand dyed yarn you've been coveting.

The Downton Cowl is a chevron lace cowl inspired by the castle in the tv show Downton Abbey that has a structural & garter like border that mimics & symbolizes the stability of a home - the foundation and the roof. Don't we all know how up and down life is in between :) After all...where do you think downton abbey get's all it's story lines from...lol.

The Downton Cowl uses only (1) skein of yarn, is knit in the round and can easily be made in one evening. It's a quick project that is both satisfying in it's design but also fast in it's execution.

Pattern includes both written instructions and a lace chart. This is a beginner/intermediate pattern. If you've been scared to try lace before this is a great beginner lace project. Don't let it intimidate you. if you know how to do simple increases/decreases, knit in the round and read knitting directions you can do this :)

For more pictures and further information on the inspiration behind this pattern check out my blog:


Happy knitting from my home to yours <3


17sts X 25 rows = 4"inches/10cm in stockinette blocked flat.

16sts x 25 rows= 4inches/10cm blocked in "lace pattern" flat.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13.5in/34cm Wide x 9.75in/25cm High blocked flat.


  • US 8/5mm 24" circular knitting needles
  • 225yds/206m of DK weight yarn, 8 ply, 100% merino

You Will Also Need:

  • (1) Stitch Marker

Suggested yarn:

225 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK


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