Late for School Cowl

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Late for School Cowl Pattern


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Late for School Cowl Late for School - Summer Daze & Charcoal
Late for School Cowl Late for School - Raspberry & Doeskin
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Late for School Cowl Late for School Cowl - Chroma

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Ack! It's Monday morning and we're late for school again and it's cold but I can't find my coat because I know you kids used it to build a fort and you never hung it back up. Breathe. Breathe. Grab the cowl (and the matching Late for School Hat), the coffee, the kids... and RUN!

The Late for School Cowl will keep you warm on a cold day, especially when the kids have hidden your coat. It is knit in the round and striped with two colors of yarn, however each row only uses one color at a time. It's also a great project to use up yarn scraps or leftovers. Unlike your life, it is simple, elegant, and seems more complicated than it actually is.

Finished size: Circumference- 20.6" (52cm), height - 6.25" (16cm).

Yarn: 150 - 200 yds of worsted weight yarn (75 - 100 yds in Color A and 75 - 100 yards in Color B)

Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate. Must be able to knit in the round. This is a good "first colorwork" project. There are some special stitches, but they are explained fully with pictures.


19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference - 20.6" (52cm), height - 6.25" (16cm)


  • 150 - 200 yds of worsted weight yarn (75 - 100 yds in Color A and 75 - 100 yards in Color B)
  • US size 7 needles (4.5 mm needles)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Chroma


Color A - Watercolor, Color B - Grey

About Designer

About Designer

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Lisa Beth Houchins is the Meanest Mommy in the Whole Wide World to three awesome children. Her eclectic professional life has included time as middle school science teacher, actuarial analyst, birth advocate, stay-at-home mom, and now knitwear designer. She has been knitting since 2006.
Lisa can be found on Ravelry (username -MeanestMommy) and her silly parenting blog ...

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