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I an indie yarn dyer and knitwear designer based out of Salem, MA.

Find out more about me at: www.toil-and-trouble.com

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Laurel Leaf Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Laurel Leaf Cowl
Laurel Leaf Cowl
Laurel Leaf Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • grafting
  • Kitchener stitch
  • increasing
  • decreasing
  • yarn overs

Pattern Description:

In Chinese mythology, it is said a giant laurel tree grows on the moon. This design was inspired by the leaves of the laurel tree, mimicking its elongated leaves as it wraps around.

This is a lovely lightweight cowl with an elegant leaf motif and decorative border, knit in fingering weight yarn.

It is knit in the round and grafted at the back with a seed stitch detail.

Includes both charted and written instructions.

The pattern includes directions for how to make the cowl longer or shorter as desired.


Small: 9" tall by 10.5" wide (21" circumference)

Medium: 9" tall by 14" wide (28" circumference) - shown in photos

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • Crochet Hook

Suggested yarn:

385 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Toil and Trouble Sock Yarn