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Pauline Wayne

from Shannon Squire Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pauline Wayne
Pauline Wayne
Pauline Wayne
Pauline Wayne
Pauline Wayne
Pauline Wayne

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

The path to naming this cowl is long and winding, and I won't bore you with all of the details. Suffice it to say that Pauline Wayne was a cow. In fact, according to Wikipedia, she was perhaps the most famous Holstein ever, as she was the official presidential pet to the 27th President of the United States, President William Howard Taft. Pauline Wayne lived and grazed on the White House lawn and provided milk for the first family. Unfortunately, she was the last presidential pet cow. The coloring on the cowl, paired with the fact that our Cowl Club logo is a cow + an owl, made naming a cowl after this trailblazing cow a no-brainer.


24 sts = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Two circumference sizes given. They should fit most. One loop: 21" circumference, 11" tall. Two loops: 62" circumference, 11" tall


  • US #4/3.5mm (or size to get gauge) 16" (for one loop version) or 32-47" (for two loop version) circular needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
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I'm a rabid knitter, mother of two and all around crafty chica in Portland, Oregon. You can find me online at and

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