EarthSea Cowl

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EarthSea Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: EarthSea Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, k2tog, purl, ssk, yo, cable, knit in the round

Pattern Description:

The blue of the sea meets earthy greens as the lace pattern captures the lapping ocean waves and the cables remind one of the gnarled tree trunks of the ancient forests.

These sea-earth elements are mirrored in the scalloped Latvian Twist Cast On (picture tutorial included) and the rolled hem bind-off -- two completely different looks from the same pattern. In white, this cowl would be a stunning accent to a winter wedding.

The pattern incorporates an easy lace / cable combination. It is a wonderful introduction to lace and cable knitting - simple enough not to intimidate the beginner yet the finished design is impressive. For the experienced knitter it is a quick knit with stunning results.

Construction Notes:
The Latvian Twist Cast On is worked flat; then work is joined in the round. There is no seaming.

Stitch pattern is both charted and written out.


21 sts and 26 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 32" / 81cm; Height: 19" / 48cm


  • YARN 710yds / 650m Fleece Artist Somoko (65% merino, 20% kid, 10% nylon, 5% silk; 355 yds / 325m per 115g ball)
  • 355yds / 325m in each of two colourways: Blue colourway (Blue Lagoon) and Green colourway *
  • NEEDLES 4 mm / US6 24" / 61cm circular or size required to obtain gauge
  • * (2013) Fleece Artist Somoko has been discontinued since the original publication of this pattern. Somoko was a hand-dyed yarn and so exact colour matches to the model may be challenging. The blue yarn used in this model varied from almost white to cyan; the green from almost white through mint to mid-green.

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

710 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fleece Artist Somoko


Blue and Green

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An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time knitwear designer since 2008 - such a joy!

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