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Lynsey Cowl

from Makewise Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lynsey Cowl
Lynsey Cowl
Lynsey Cowl
Lynsey Cowl
Lynsey Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round, provisional cast-on, stranded colorwork, grafting (Kitchener stitch)

Pattern Description:

Knit completely in the round with two colorways of fingering-weight yarn (one of which is variegated to create extra visual interest), the Lynsey Cowl is beyond cozy thanks to the yarn floats that get hidden inside the cowl as you work! The supersized motifs are also a modern take on the "X and O" shapes traditional to fair isle knitting.

The cowl starts with a provisional cast on and is knit as a tube. Once the full length is knit, the end of the cowl is grafted to the beginning of the cowl for a professional-looking result that is fully reversible. Perfect for men and women alike and with an endless number of color combinations, you'll be reaching for this accessory as soon as cool weather beckons!


32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Fair Isle Chart

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40" [101.5 cm] circumference and 6.5" [16.5 cm] wide


  • Fingering-weight yarn at approximately 395 yds (361 m) per 110 g (3.9 oz). MC: 475 yds (434 m), CC: 336 yds (307 m)
  • Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% merino; approximately 395 yds (361 m) /110g (3.9 oz0): "Natural," 2 skeins (MC); "Fjord," 1 skein (CC)

You Will Also Need:

  • US 3 (3.25 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional CO; marker; spare circular needle for finishing (preferably same size as main needles); yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

811 yards of Fingering weight

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