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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Oceanside Cowl

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oceanside Cowl
Oceanside Cowl
Oceanside Cowl
Oceanside Cowl
Oceanside Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace knitting
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

This cowl was inspired by the need for a simple, lightweight garment to keep the chill off while on vacation in the fall at the beach. The stitch pattern echoes the foam-flecked waves of the Atlantic, and the yarn used includes a small amount of chitin, made from the exoskeletons of small invertebrates like shrimp and crabs. The pattern is simple enough to take anywhere, but looks complex enough to impress your friends. It is knit in the round with a rippled lace pattern that is completed in two rounds.

This is a great project for an odd skein of sock yarnor any other lightweight fingering yarn you may have lying around. Whether you keep one for yourself, or knit several for gifts, this is a good stashbusting project for any time of year!


26 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. Cowl is blocked to 21in circumference by 18in long (47.5cm by 45cm). Mods for other widths noted.


  • 250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m) fingering weight yarn
  • US4 (3.5mm) circular knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight