Nemophila Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Nemophila Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round, lace, 1/1 cable crosses; picking up stitches, provisional cast on and grafting if edging is worked directions for omitting the edging and substituting a garter stitch border are included (no need for knowing provisional cast on, grafting, or picking up stitches)

Pattern Description:

This loose, lacy cowl, with a pretty circular stitch pattern formed by working a combination of lace stitches and 1/1 crosses, is perfect for spring.

It's named after a California wildflower, Nemophila menziesii, or Baby Blue Eyes.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written out.

It's easy to change the size. To increase or decrease the circumference, add or decrease 2 edging repeats per main body repeat.


22 sts & 28 rounds = 4in / 10cm in St st

Edging per repeat
20031/4in / 8cm max width
2in / 5cm tall

Main body per repeat
21/4 in / 5.5cm wide
1 in / 2.5cm tall

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 33in / 84cm Height: 101/4in / 26cm


  • US3 / 3.25 mm 16in circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • (1) stitch marker waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast-on for edging yarn needle waste yarn or stitch holder for edging

Suggested yarn:

320 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Purple Soldier Fly

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

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