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Everyone's Cowl - DK

from Monika Sirna
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK
Everyone's Cowl - DK

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stretchy Cast On (option given in pattern)
  • Twisted rib (instruction given in pattern)
  • Lace (optional)
  • Decreasing
  • Cast Off

Pattern Description:

**Savings alert: This pattern is available also as part of Everyone's Set, including 4 patterns: 2 hats and 2 cowls (including this one).


Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect cowl pattern to match your favorite hat? No need to look further, you just found it!

This cowl is a wardrobe staple, made from DK or worsted weight yarn.
The main leaf or lace twist detail create a unique cowl that can be worn as a stand alone accessory for any occasion or can be paired up with your favorite hat/gloves by substituting the leaf detail with almost any small stitch pattern to match any of your other accessories, if desired.

The cowl is shaped for a comfortable fit at the shoulders.
The pattern is written in two sizes; a small size if you like to wear your cowls more snug, and a medium size fora looser fit around your neck. It includes directions for the leaf detail and directions on how to make your own custom cowl.

Pattern includes:
-both DK and worsted directions in one pdf file!
-2 sizes
-2 lace details - Leaf Motif, Lace Twist Motif
-directions using Leaf Motif, and custom directions using Lace Twist Motif or your own small stitch pattern
-charted and written instructions;

Sizing is based on head circumference:
S - baby (16-17" / 40.5-43cm)
M - child (18-20" / 45.5-51cm)
L - teen/ adult (21-23" / 53-58.5cm)

Finished measurements:
Circumference (at the top): approx. 19(22)" / 48(55)cm
Height: approx. 8(10)" / 20(25)cm

Measurements of finished garment are taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

This pattern is suitable for DK or worsted weight yarns, merino or its blends.

DK weight yarn:
approx. 180(230) yds / 170(210) m
Dia Merino DK by Colour Adventures, 100% Merino, 231yds/211m/100g


DK weight yarn:
20-21 stitches = 4"/ 10 cm
26-28 rows = 4"/ 10 cm

Exact gauge is not crucial for this project, however the stitch gauge is going to determine the finished cowl circumference.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S child/small adult (regular loop)
  • M adult (loose loop)
  • Circumference (at the top): approx. 19(22)"/ 48(56) cm
  • Circumference (at the bottom): approx. 25(28)"/ 64(71) cm
  • Height: approx. 8(10)"/ 20(25) cm


  • US 6/4mm 16"/ 40 cm circular needle(s)

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • Pins for blocking
  • 1 cable needle (for Lace Twist option only)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Colour Adventures Dia Merino DK

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About the designer

I am a wife as well as a stay at home mom to two precious girls, who are the inspiration behind my creations.

Even though I have been around fabric, yarn & crafts my whole life; knitting sweaters ...

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