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Lichen & Moss cowl

from Sue Lazenby Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lichen & Moss cowl
Lichen & Moss cowl long version double wrapped
Lichen & Moss cowl long version

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitting twisted stitches

Pattern Description:

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This was inspired by the abundant lichen & moss in this damp area of the UK. It is a cosy cowl with an interesting but easily remembered pattern, making it the ideal quick knit for last minute gifts, as well as a useful accessory to see you through the cooler months. It is worked in two sizes, which could easily be adjusted for width as required. It makes a perfect partnership with the Lichen & Moss hat.

The cowl is worked in the round starting with an Alternate CO (instructions given) although another method could be used. It ends with an i-cord BO (again instructions are given).

The detailed instructions are both written and charted throughout and have been fully tested and tech edited.

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There is also a copy included in the pattern.


22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Lichen stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (large): Approximately 24" / 61 cm (48" / 122 cm) circumference. Approximately 8.5" / 21.5 cm (10" / 25.5 cm) deep.


  • DK yarn 210 - 460 yards (192 - 421 m)
  • US #8 / 5 mm, 24" / 60cm (40" / 100cm) circular needle.
  • US #6 / 4mm, needle for working i-cord BO.

You Will Also Need:

  • one stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

460 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

WalkCollection Cozy Merino DK or Wollmeise Merino DK


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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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I live in rural mid Wales in a small house, well insulated with yarn. When not compulsively knitting shawls, I can be found pottering in my garden and finding inspiration from the welsh ...

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